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Table 3 Anticipated and realized perseverance time during 2-year follow-up

From: The perseverance time of informal carers for people with dementia: results of a two-year longitudinal follow-up study

  Baseline Year 1
N Patient home after 1 year (year 1) Patient home after 2 years (year 2) N Patient home after 1 year (year 2)
N (% Pt cat.) % realized Pta N (% Pt cat.) % realized Pta N (% Pt cat.) % realized Pta
Anticipated perseverance time
 - less than 6 months 41 4 (9.8 %) 90.2 %/65.9 % 3 (7.3 %) n.a. 10 1 (10.0 %) 90.0 %/80.0 %
 - between 6 months and 1 year 39 12 (30.8 %) 69.2 %/41.0 % 5 (12.8 %) n.a. 14 5 (35.7 %) 64.3 %/35.7 %
 - between 1 year and 2 years 39 18 (46.2 %) n.a. 8 (20.5 %) 79.5 %/51.3 % 15 10 (66.7 %) n.a.
 - more than 2 years 79 40 (50.6 %) n.a. 28 (35.4 %) 35.4 %b 35 28 (80.0 %) n.a.
Perseverance time < 1 year
 - yes 80 16 (20.0 %) 80.0 %/53.7 % n.a. n.a. 24 6 (25.0 %) 75.0 %/54.2 %
Perseverance time < 2 years
 - yes 119 n.a. n.a. 16 (13.4 %) 86.6 %/58.8 % n.a. n.a. n.a.
  1. aRealized Pt including/excluding deceased patients
  2. bPatient living at home