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Table 3 Descriptive analysis of Zarit Burden Interview

From: Factors associated with the burden of family caregivers of patients with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study

Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) Mean ± SDa Median Q1-Q3 Min-Max
1- Do you feel that your relative asks for more help than he/she needs? 1.56 ± 1.48 1.0 0.0–3.0 0.0–4.0
2- Do you feel that because of the time you spend with your relative that you don’t have enough time for yourself? 1.11 ± 1.36 0.0 0.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
3- Do you feel stressed between caring for your relative and trying to meet other responsibilities for your family or work? 1.36 ± 1.41 1.0 0.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
4- Do you feel embarrassed over your relative’s behavior? 0.54 ± 1.00 1.0 0.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
5- Do you feel angry when you are around your relative? 0.52 ± 0.92 0.0 0.0–1.0 0.0–4.0
6- Do you feel that your relative currently affects your relationship with other family members or friends in a negative way? 0.73 ± 1.17 0.0 0.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
7- Are you afraid of what the future holds for your relative? 1.74 ± 1.57 2.0 0.0–3.0 0.0–4.0
8- Do you feel your relative is dependent upon you? 2.91 ± 1.32 3.0 2.0–4.0 0.0–4.0
9- Do you feel strained when you are around your relative? 0.64 ± 1.09 0.0 0.0–1.0 0.0–4.0
10- Do you feel your health has suffered because of your involvement with your relative? 0.63 ± 1.16 0.0 0.0–1.0 0.0–4.0
11- Do you feel that you don’t have as much privacy as you would like because of your relative? 0.71 ± 1.12 0.0 0.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
12- Do you feel that your social life has suffered because you are caring for your relative? 0.58 ± 1.07 0.0 0.0–1.0 0.0–4.0
13- Do you feel uncomfortable about having friends over because of your relative? 0.59 ± 1.08 0.0 0.0–1.0 0.0–4.0
14- Do you feel that your relative seems to expect you to take care of him/her, as if you were the only one he/she could depend on? 2.44 ± 1.61 3.0 1.0–4.0 0.0–4.0
15- Do you feel that you don’t have enough money to care for your relative, in addition to the rest of your expenses? 2.30 ± 1.53 2.0 1.0–4.0 0.0–4.0
16- Do you feel that you will be unable to take care of your relative much longer? 1.17 ± 1.42 0.0 0.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
17- Do you feel you have lost control of your life since your relative’s illness? 0.79 ± 1.24 0.0 0.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
18- Do you wish you could just leave the care of your relative to someone else? 0.57 ± 1.09 0.0 0.0–1.0 0.0–4.0
19- Do you feel uncertain about what to do about your relative? 1.33 ± 1.39 0.0 1.0–2.0 0.0–4.0
20- Do you feel you should be doing more for your relative? 2.40 ± 1.44 2.0 2.0–4.0 0.0–4.0
21- Do you feel you could do a better job in caring for your relative? 2.33 ± 1.44 2.0 1.0–4.0 0.0–4.0
22- Overall, how burdened do you feel in caring for your relative? 1.25 ± 1.22 1.0 0.0–4.0 0.0–4.0
  1. aStandard deviation