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Table 3 Means of quality of life of family caregivers (N = 51) compared to German norm population (N = 2552)

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

Quality of life (SF-8) Family caregiver pilot study population (N = 51) Age- and sex-adjusted German population-based sample (N = 2552) [30] Significance (one sample t-test)
Physical functioning 44.7 (SD 9.1, range 21.5–54.1) 47.7 (SD 2.5) p = 0.022 *)
Physical role 44.3 (SD 9.1, range 23.0–54.0) 48.3 (SD 2.2) p = 0.003 *)
Bodily pain 52.0 (SD 10.1, range 25.5–61.0) 52.6 (SD 2.3) p = 0.654
General health 42.2 (SD 7.1, range 22.8–59.5) 47.1 (SD 2.2) p < 0.001 *)
Vitality 47.0 (SD (8.0, range 35.8–61.8) 51.0 (SD 2.4) p = 0.001 *)
Social functioning 45.1 (SD 9.8, range 23.4–55.3) 50.6 (SD 1.2) p < 0.001 *)
Emotional role 38.3 (SD 9.8, range 21.7–52.4) 48.6 (SD 1.1) p < 0.001 *)
Mental health 42.4 (SD 10.2, range 21.4–56.8) 52.3 (SD 0.9) p < 0.001 *)
Physical sum score 46.8 (SD10.5, range 18.0–61.1) 48.7 (SD 3.2) p = 0.206
Mental sum score 40.9 (SD 9.6, range 16.3–56.1) 52.8 (SD 1.1) p < 0.001 *)
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation
  2. *) = statistically significant p < 0.05