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Table 2 Psychological characteristics of formal and informal caregivers

From: Predictors of mental health problems in formal and informal caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Variable Informal caregivers (n = 50) Formal caregivers (n = 50) t d
M SD M SD
SCQ Comprehensibility 48.98 8.23 49.12 6.66 −0.09
SCQ Manageability 48.64 7.51 47.26 7.18 0.94
SCQ Meaningfulness 39.08 6.24 38.24 6.24 0.67
SSQ Emotional support 27.02 4.83 26.98 3.85 0.05
SSQ Tangible support 32.50 5.77 33.30 4.82 −0.75
SSQ Social integration 27.60 4.92 28.78 4.69 −1.23
GSES Self-efficacy 28.92 3.96 28.56 5.76 0.36
DAQ Depressive Symptoms 141.46 20.24 138.50 20.51 0.73
GHQ Mental Health Problems 29.60 15.01 25.62 15.67 1.30
  1. Note. d = Cohen’s d for effect size measures; M = mean; SD = standard deviation; t = Student’s t test
  2. DAQ Depression Assessment Questionnaire, GHQ General Health Questionnaire, GSES Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale, SCQ Sense of Coherence Questionnaire, SSQ Social Support Questionnaire