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Table 3 Time commitments of caregivers (N = 27)

From: Experiences, attitudes, and perceptions of caregivers of individuals with treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a qualitative study

Characteristics Total (N = 27a)
Years in role as caregiver, mean (SD) 11 (7.5)
  < 5 years 7
 5 to ≤10 years 9
 11 to ≤15 years 4
  ≥ 16 years 7
Hours providing direct care/week, mean (SD) 36.8 (21.4)
Hours “on call” for patient/week, mean (SD)b 147.3 (42)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aOne caregiver provided care for an individual whom the participant reported as having been stable for 1 year on current treatment
  3. bEleven participants (6 in Chicago and 5 in Phoenix) during screening said “24/7” instead of exact number of hours on call. In Raleigh and Los Angeles, participants that reported “24” hours were referring to “24 h per day.” Averages were calculated by converting the 24/7 and 24 to 168 h