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Table 5 Logistic regression of anticipated Pt > 1 year at baseline and realized Pt > 1 year with characteristics of the care situation at baseline

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

Characteristic Anticipated Pt > 1 year Realized Pt > 1 year
  B S.E. p B S.E. p
Patients
 Age (years) −0.09 0.04 .023 −0.08 0.04 .018
 Gender (male) 0.13 0.49 n.s. −0.02 0.61 n.s.
 Lives alone (yes) −1.47 0.65 .023    
 Health status (VAS 0–10) 0.07 0.10 n.s. −0.06 0.14 n.s.
 Co-morbidity (yes)     1.28 0.60 .033
 Needs constant supervision (yes)     −0.92 0.58 .113
Informal carers
 Age (years) 0.02 0.03 n.s. 0.05 0.02 .025
 Gender (male) 0.34 0.49 n.s. 0.08 0.58 n.s.
 Health status (VAS 0–10) 0.09 0.12 n.s. −0.06 0.16 n.s.
Relationship
 Care recipient is partner (yes) −1.88 1.04 .070    
Objective burden
 Adjustments: - Reduced volunteer work (if applicable) 0.95 0.58 .102    
- Abandoned hobbies (if applicable) −0.71 0.38 .059    
Subjective burden
 Caregiver Strain Index −0.33 0.08 .000 −0.26 0.10 .008
 Constant 9.18 3.37 .006 5.58 3.91 .154
 N   198    118  
 Nagelkerke R2 .31    .29   
 Percentage correct predicted 74.7    68.6   
  1. In both regressions age, gender and health status of patient and carer were entered into the model, all other variables listed in Table 4 (except for self-rated measures of care dependence patient, burden and well-being carer) were added stepwise using the forward conditional function (pin = .15 and pout = .20 were used, considering the limited size of the sample and the explorative nature of the analysis)
  2. n.s. not significant