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Table 4 Results of the adapted problem list of the Distress Thermometer used in family caregivers (N = 51)

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

Problem present: N FC %
Practical problems:
 Living situation: 6/45 13
 Insurance: 8/44 18
 Transportation/mobility: 5/43 12
 Employment/school: 9/40 23
 Child care: 3/39 8
 Financial problems: 5/43 12
Family and social problems:
 Relationship with partner 5/41 12
 Relationship with children 6/40 15
 Relationship with friends 7/43 17
Emotional problems:
 Sorrows 37/46 80
 Anxiety 30/43 70
 Sadness 39/47 83
 Depression 8/39 21
 Nervousness 20/43 47
 Isolation 12/40 30
Spiritual problems:
 Loss of trust 2/36 6
 Spiritual aspects concerning god 4/38 11
Physical problems:
 Pain 10/44 23
 Exhaustion 39/49 80
 Sleeping problems 31/45 69
 Digestion problems 8/43 19
 Problems with eating/diet 14/44 32
 Cognitive problems/concentration 25/47 53
  1. Abbreviations: N FC number of family caregivers