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Table 2 Correlations of factors related to giving care with pain level and use of analgesics

From: The pain of a heart being broken: pain experience and use of analgesics by caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Factors related to giving care Pain level Frequency of taking analgesics (without doctor’s recommendation)
Strength of relationship with the patient   
 Strength of emotional relationship 0.20* 0.13
 Positive experiences −0.14 −0.09
 Sense of loss 0.31*** 0.38***
‘Painfulness’ of loss 0.47*** 0.51***
Depression 0.19* 0.24**
  1. Note: n = 127; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001