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Table 3 Secondary Analysis: Multiple linear regression analysis with caregiver burden after 12 months (T2) as the dependent variable (n = 304)

From: Can brief telephone interventions reduce caregiver burden and depression in caregivers of people with cognitive impairment? - long-term results of the German day-care study (RCT)

Caregiver Burden (12-month follow up = T2)
 95% CI
PredictorsUnstand. ßStandardized ßTpLower limitUpper limit
Group (CG/IG)−1.462−.087−1.708.089−3.147.223
Age caregiver.081.1132.132.034.006.156
Sex caregiver (0 = female, 1 = male)−2.249−.118−2.301.022−4.172−.326
MAKS therapy available in day-care for the last 6 months (t1-t2).093.005.098.922−1.7751.961
Frequency of day-care use−.194−.024−.476.634−.995.607
Activities of daily living (ETAM)−.025−.022−.407.684−.148.097
Informal care time per day (h).749.2194.215<.001.3991.099
Major adverse event in the care of the PCI in the last 6 months (0 = no, 1 = yes).957.0531.042.298−.8512.765
Major event in the life situation of the caregiver in the last 6 months (0 = no, 1 = yes).886.045.865.388−1.1302.902
Social behavior (NOSGER).117.0601.101.272−.092.325
Neuropsychiatric symptomatology (NPI).671.2173.953<.001.3371.004
No. of additional offers of formal care support.436.0561.098.273−.3451.218
Use of other offers of caregiver counseling (0 = no, 1 = yes)3.591.1983.698<.0011.6805.502
  1. Significant p-values (<.05) are in bold.
  2. Abbreviations: BSFC-s Burden Scale for Family Caregivers short (score), CG Control Group, IG Intervention Group, MAKS-therapy Multicomponent Therapy for cognitively impaired (motoric -, activities of daily living-, cognitive stimulation), ETAM Erlangen Test of Activities of Daily Living, PCI Person with cognitive impairment, NOSGER Nurses Observation Scale for Geriatric Patients, Subscale Social Behavior, NPI Neuropsychiatric Inventory