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Table 2 Help provided by PIC (total group, adult children and spouses subgroups) and professional caregivers, and help that PIC would no longer wish to do

From: Profile and needs of primary informal caregivers of older patients in Belgian geriatric day hospitals: a multicentric cross-sectional study

  Kind of help provided Professional help Help that PIC would no longer wish to do
n Total group (n = 475) Adult children (n = 255) Spouses (n = 145) p-value   Total group (n = 475) Adult children (n = 255) Spouses (n = 145) p-value
Basic ADLs
 Toileting 475 189 (39) 94 (37) 64 (44) 0.152 226 (47) 25 (13) 13 (14) 8 (13) 0.789
 Bathing 475 182 (38) 95 (37) 64 (44) 0.176 215 (45) 29 (16) 15 (16) 11 (17) 0.861
 Dressing 475 192 (41) 104 (41) 64 (44) 0.514 125 (26) 22 (11) 13 (13) 7 (11) 0.789
 Eating 475 201 (42) 103 (40) 68 (47) 0.206 85 (18) 26 (13) 17 (16) 4 (6) 0.036
 Incontinence management 475 197 (41) 104 (41) 63 (43) 0.604 143 (30) 50 (26) 31 (31) 14 (23) 0.279
Instrumental ADLs
 Indoor Mobility 475 194 (41) 106 (42) 58 (40) 0.759 87 (18) 24 (13) 13 (12) 7 (13) 0.983
 Meal preparation 473 266 (56) 133 (53) 100 (69) 0.001 120 (25) 33 (12) 19 (15) 12 (12) 0.585
 Laundry 475 307 (64) 159 (62) 101 (70) 0.141 120 (25) 47 (16) 32 (21) 12 (12) 0.074
 Household chores 475 263 (55) 137 (54) 93 (64) 0.043 246 (52) 65 (25) 41 (31) 23 (25) 0.317
 Medication management 475 266 (56) 132 (52) 97 (67) 0.003 198 (42) 50 (19) 36 (27) 10 (10) 0.002
 Finance management 475 366 (76) 206 (81) 108 (74) 0.140 46 (10) 18 (5) 10 (5) 5 (5) 0.950
 Transport for leisure 475 322 (68) 176 (69) 89 (62) 0.143 67 (14) 25 (8) 17 (10) 5 (6) 0.260
 Transport for obligatory tasks 475 389 (82) 225 (89) 102 (70) < 0.001 81 (17) 38 (10) 26 (12) 7 (7) 0.192
 Shopping 475 352 (74) 187 (74) 105 (72) 0.793 78 (16) 37 (11) 25 (14) 8 (8) 0.136
 Help organisation 475 343 (72) 194 (76) 97 (67) 0.047 71 (15) 35 (10) 21 (11) 10 (10) 0.882
  1. ADL Activities of Daily Living, PIC Primary Informal Caregivers. Results are expressed in n (%)