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Table 2 Intensity of informal care provided by nature of care for hip fracture patients and CarerQoL-score

From: Care-related Quality of Life of informal caregivers of the elderly after a hip fracture

  Total (n = 123) 1 month (n = 40) 3 months (n = 39) 6 months (n = 44) p
Total hours per week of informal care (M,SD) 39.5 (32.8) 50.3 (32.1) 45.0 (38.2) 24.8 (21.7) < 0.01
Nature of informal care activities (% of total hours)
 - Personal care 8.6 9.1 9.4 6.3  
 - Household chores 19.7 20.1 18.7 20.5  
 - Nursing 1.4 3.1 0.2 0  
 - Mobility outdoors 9.1 7.7 7.9 13.5  
 - Logistic activities 4.5 2.8 4.4 7.7  
 - Social activities 56.8 57.2 59.4 52.0  
CarerQoL-7D score (M,SD) 83.7 (15.0) 81.6 (16.7) 87.0 (12.8) 82.6 (15.0) 0.23
CarerQoL-VAS (M,SD) 7.6 (1.5) 7.3 (1.8) 7.9 (1.1) 7.5 (1.3) 0.13
CarerQoL-VAS ‘transfer’ (M,SD) 6.8 (2.1) 6.5 (2.0) 6.7 (2.4) 7.2 (1.9) 0.26
Process utility (M,SD) 0.7 (2.0) 0.8 (2.0) 1.2 (2.3) 0.27 (1.71 0.11
  1. Abbreviations: M mean, SD standard deviation, n number of caregivers