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Table 1 Caregivers' demographics and caregiving arrangements

From: Caregiving in severe mental illness: the psychometric properties of the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire in Portugal

Caregiver demographic Value
Mean (SD) age, years 57.7 (13.7); range: 18 to 86
Gender Male: 63 (32.5%); female: 131 (67.5%)
Mean (SD) monthly net income 3.8 (1.5)
Marital status Married: 123 (63.4%); single: 15 (7.7%); divorced: 31 (16.0%); widowed: 25 (12.9%)
Living situation Extended family: 14 (7.2%); with spouse/children: 156 (80.4%); with parents/brothers: 14 (7.2%); with other relatives: 4 (2.1%); with others: 3 (1.5%); alone: 3 (1.5%)
Relationship to patient Mother/father: 138 (71.1%); sibling: 24 (12.4%); partner: 20 (10.3%); other relative: 11 (5.7%)
Lives with patient? Yes: 174 (89.7%)
Relationship characteristics:  
Mean weekly contact > 32 h 159 (82.0%)
Mean (SD) hours of personal contact 5.6 (1.1)
Mean (SD) no. days lived together in previous month; median 24.1 (10.1); 28.0
  1. n = 194. Monthly net income is coded into six range scores in item 14 of the IEQ (1, minimum, to 6, maximum); hours of personal contact are coded into six range scores (1 = less than 1 h a week to 6 = more than 32 h a week).