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Table 2 Family caregiver characteristics (N = 51)

From: Quality of life, psychological burden, needs, and satisfaction during specialized inpatient palliative care in family caregivers of advanced cancer patients

  N FC %
Age < 60 32 63
≥ 60 18 35
Missing 1 2
Gender Female 28 55
Male 23 45
Relationship to the Patient. Patient is... Spouse/partner 27 53
Parent 23 26
Child 3 6
Sister/brother 6 12
Friend 2 3
Marital status Single 11 22
Married 30 59
Divorced/widowed 9 18
Missing 1 2
Religious confession Yes 32 63
No 18 35
Missing 1 2
Graduation Elementary school (8–9 years) 15 29
Junior high school (10 years) 14 28
High school (12–13 years) 20 40
Missing 2 3
Employment Currently yes 24 47
Currently no 25 49
Missing 2 4
Involvement in patient care prior to SIPC Yes 22 43
No 29 57
  1. Abbreviations: N FC number of family caregivers