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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and relatives dyads in palliative home care (n = 32)

From: A sense of security in palliative homecare in a Norwegian municipality; dyadic comparisons of the perceptions of patients and relatives - a quantitative study

 PatientsRelativesP
Gender n (%)   
 Women19 (59%)21 (66%) 
 Men13 (41%)11 (34%) 
Age, mean score (SD)73,75 (11.77)59,56 (13.66)< 0,001
 Range51–9530–89 
Educational level n(%)  0.027
 < Secondary school9 (28%)7 (22%) 
 Secondary school12 (37%)15 (47%) 
 University/U.College6 (19%)10 (31%) 
 Other4 (13%)  
 Missing1 (3%)  
Occupational status n(%)   
 Employed 21 (66%) 
 Retired22 (69%)8 (25%) 
 On sick leave/disabled10 (31%)2 (6%) 
 Other 1 (3%) 
Contact with family and friends n(%)   
 Sufficient28 (88%)24 (75%) 
 Want more contact2 (6%)7 (22%) 
 Want less contact Missing2 (6%)1 (3%) 
The patient receives enough help n(%)   
 Yes28 (88%)30 (94%) 
 No1 (3%)2 (6%) 
 Missing3 (9%)  
Primary contact in home care n(%)   
 Yes17 (53%)20 (63%) 
 No14 (44%)10 (31%) 
 Missing1 (3%)2 (6%) 
Know how to obtain help if something unanticipated occurs n(%)   
 Yes23 (72%)28 (87%) 
 No6 (19%)4 (13%) 
 Missing3 (9%)  
The wanted location of care in the future n(%)   
 At home29 (91%)15 (47%)< 0.001
 At home combined with institution1 (3%)15 (47%) 
 Institution Missing2 (6%)2 (6%) 
Self-rated Health VAS-scale (EQ-5DL) mean/range (SD)52.42/10–90 (20.55)79.17/35–100 (14.72)< 0.001
  1. Age and self-rated health of patients and relatives analysed by the T-test
  2. Gender, educational level, preferred care location analysed by the Chi-squared test (X2)