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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of family carers’ satisfaction with communication with HCPs (CANHELP Lite) and correlations between CANHELP Lite and CRA

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

   Disrupted schedule Financial problems Lack of family support Negative impact on health Self-esteem
Mean (SD)a r p-value r p-value r p-value r p-value r p-value
QB. The way the FC was treated by health care professionals 3,14(,85) ,02 ,86 -,16 ,16 -,16 ,15 -,01 ,96 -,13 ,26
Q5. The extent to which health care professionals were compassionate and supportive 2,99(1,06) -,07 ,57 -,15 ,21 -,21 ,06 -,07 ,56 -,03 ,82
Q16. Consistency of information about patients’ condition 2,93(1,07) -,24 ,04* -,29 ,01* -,37 ,00** -,26 ,02* -,06 ,62
Q17. Listening to FC’s opinions 3,03(1,06) -,07 ,55 -,18 ,12 -,24 ,04* -,15 ,20 -,00 ,97
Q20. Role in decision-making about PA’s medical care 3,07(,91) -,09 ,47 -,04 ,72 -,23 ,06 -,24 ,04* ,15 ,22
  1. Own data set and own calculations, n = 87; a theoretical range: 0 (not at all) - 4 (completely); p-values: * p ≤ = 0.05, ** p ≤ = 0.01