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Table 1 Formal and informal care during the last month before NHA (N = 395)

From: Informal and formal care among persons with dementia immediately before nursing home admission

Variable  
Formal care
 Recipients, n (%) 208 (52.7)
 Mean hours of formal care, recipients of formal care, last month (SD) 34.2 (64.9)
 Mean hours of formal care, whole sample last month (SD) 18.0 (50.1)
Informal care by the primary carer, mean hours last month (SD)
 PADL 74.8 (170.5)
 IADL 65.9 (142.1)
 Supervision 55.9 (158.9)
 Total informal care by the primary carer 141.9 (227.4)
Informal care by wider social network, mean hours last month (SD)
 Family 3.8 (10.2)
 Relatives 0.4 (3.0)
 Friends 0.1 (0.8)
 Neighbours 0.2 (1.0)
 Others 0.9 (4.0)
 Total informal care by the extended social network 5.6 (11.2)
  1. NHA Nursing Home Admission, SD Standard Deviation