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Table 2 IEQ subscale scores and frequency of items not in subscales: N = 121

From: Relationship of family caregiver burden with quality of care and psychopathology in a sample of Arab subjects with schizophrenia

IEQ subscales/items Mean* (SD) Possible range* Actual range Mean** (SD) Range
Tension: 9 items*** 13.4(7.6) 0-36 1-33 3.8(3.2) 0-9
Supervision: 6 items 7.9(4.9) 0-24 0-21 2.2(1.9) 0-6
Worrying: 6 items 12.9(5.0) 0-24 0-24 3.8(1.8) 0-6
Urging: 8 items 16.4(7.5) 0-32 0-32 4.7(2.6) 0-8
Overall score: Items: 16-35; 37-43. 46.9(19.2) 0-108 5-98 13.4(7.3) 0-27
Total objective burden: 16-35; 37-42 44.6(18.6) 0-104 4-95   
Caregiver GHQ-12 score 4.5(4.2) 0-12 0-12   
Frequency of items not included in subscales Never (%) Sometimes (%) Regularly (%) Often (%) Always (%)
IEQ36: Able to pursue activities 6(5.0) 42(34.7) 37(30.6) 36(29.8) -
IEQ45: Felt able to cope with pt 6(5.0) 31(25.6) 36(29.8) 26(21.5) 22(18)
  No A little Fairly Very A lot
IEQ44: Got used to pt's problem 5(4.1) 18(14.9) 34(28.1) 41(33.9) 23(19)
IEQ46: relationship with patient changed since illness 22(18.2) 37(30.6) 29(24.0) 20(16.5) 13(10.7)
  1. * Using Likert scale response option: 0-4 (van Wijngaarden et al 2000)
  2. ** Using categorized scale: 0 - 1 (van Wijngaarden et al 2003).
  3. *** IEQ29 is included in "tension" and "supervision"; IEQ43 is included in "tension" and "worrying"