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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of participants (n = 31)

From: The feasibility and acceptability of short-term, individual existential behavioural therapy for informal caregivers of patients recruited in a specialist palliative care unit

Age (years) M ± SD 52,2 ± 13,6
Sex n (%)
 female 22 (71,0 %)
 male 9 (29,0 %)
Marital status n (%)
 married 20 (64,5 %)
 permanent partnership 5 (16,1 %)
 living alone/single 3 (9,7 %)
 divorced/separated 1 (3,2 %)
 widowed 2 (6,5 %)
Children n (%)
 no 11 (35,5 %)
 yes 20 (64,5 %)
Education n (%)
 elementary/secondary 3 (9,7 %)
 middle/vocational 10 (32,3 %)
 grammar school 6 (19,4 %)
 university degree 11 (35,5 %)
 other 1 (3,2 %)
Employment n (%)
 full time (>35 h) 13 (41,9 %)
 part time (<35 h) 6 (19,4 %)
 houseman/housewife 3 (9,7 %)
 retired 6 (19,4 %)
 other 3 (9,7 %)
Religion n (%)
 protestant 9 (29,0 %)
 catholic 9 (29,0 %)
 orthodox 1 (3,2 %)
 none 12 (28,7 %)
Relation - patient is n (%)
 husband/wife 13 (41,9 %)
 unmarried partner 4 (12,9 %)
 parent 10 (32,3 %)
 child 1 (3,2 %)
 other 3 (9,7 %)