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Table 4 Differences between spouse and non-spouse carers on psychosocial outcomes of care (N = 330)

From: A comparison of spouse and non-spouse carers of people with dementia: a descriptive analysis of Swedish national survey data

  Spouse carers Non-spouse carers    
  M SD M SD t df p
Trouble finding time to spend with friends 1.49 1.09 0.58 0.74 -6.31 81.06 < 0.001
Struggle to find time for exercise 1.09 1.06 0.54 0.77 -3.92 82.10 < 0.001
Psychologically stressful 1.93 0.98 1.22 0.97 -5.16 298 < 0.001
Physically stressful 1.06 0.97 0.52 0.82 -4.46 293 < 0.001
Problems in relationship with care recipient 1.31 1.04 0.63 0.82 -5.60 90.91 < 0.001
Financial problems 0.33 0.65 0.39 0.87 0.51 290 0.608
Problems in relationship with family members 0.77 0.98 0.51 0.77 -2.24 295 0.026
Experience a sense of satisfaction 1.10 0.95 1.35 1.04 1.81 100.88 0.072
Experience a close relationship with care recipient 2.47 0.87 1.98 1.05 -3.59 304 < 0.001
  1. Note. For analyses in this table n varies between 292–316 due to internal missing data; range for all analyses = 0–3