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Table 3 Probability of using analgesics as a function of caregivers’ psychophysical condition and emotional relationship with the patient

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

Characteristics of the caregiver Analgesics (without doctor’s recommendation)
OR 95 % CI p
Strength of relationship with the patient    
 Strength of emotional relationship 1.17 0.22, 2.16 0.012
 Positive experiences 0.87 0.09, 1.94 0.035
 Sense of loss 3.64 1.85, 7.99 <0.001
‘Painfulness’ of loss 4.82 2.03, 8.77 <0.001
Depression 1.86 0.51, 3.21 <0.001
Pain 1.26 0.70, 2.01 <0.001
Somatic pain-related diseases 1.13 0.48, 2.12 0.002
  1. Note: n = 127