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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the CRA scale and correlations between CRA and demographic data and POS summary score

From: “Never at ease” – family carers within integrated palliative care: a multinational, mixed method study

   Gender (male, female) Disease (cancer, COPD, CHF) Living together (yes, no) Relation FC-patient (partner, child, other) Comorbidity patient (yes, no) Family carers’ age Patients’ age POS sum score
Mean (SD)a t(df) p-value F(df1, df2) p-value t(df) p-value F(df1, df2) p-value t(df) p-value r p-value r p-value r p-value
Disrupted Schedule 2,99(,96) -1,08 (83) ,29 ,19 (2,82) ,82 ,82 (80,00) ,42 ,89 (2,80) ,42 ,08 (65,60) ,94 ,07 ,51 ,06 ,58 ,33 ,00**
Financial problems 2,43(1,00) -,93 (80) ,36 ,82 (2,79) ,44 1,61 (77,00) ,11 1,15 (2,77) ,32 ,36 (80,00) ,72 -,07 ,54 -,09 ,42 ,14 ,21
Lack of family support 2,06(,91) -1,20 (82) ,23 ,33 (2,81) ,72 1,37 (79,00) ,17 1,06 (2,79) ,35 -,25 (82,00) ,80 -,13 ,25 -,01 ,97 ,24 ,03*
Negative impact on health 2,26(,88) -1,06 (83) ,29 ,63 (2,82) ,53 1,82 (80,00) ,07 3,37 (2,80) ,04* ,07 (83,00) ,94 ,10 ,37 ,05 ,65 ,33 ,00**
Self-esteem 4,42(,58) ,26 (82) ,79 ,35 (2,81) ,71 ,81 (34,47) ,43 ,49 (2,79) ,62 -,63 (82,00) ,54 -,13 ,26 -,26 ,02* ,08 ,49
  1. Own data set and own calculations, n = 87; a theoretical range: 1 (strongly disagree) - 5 (strongly agree); * p ≤ = 0.05, ** p ≤ = 0.01