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Table 3 Predictors of depressive mental health problems in formal caregivers and informal caregivers

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

Predictors β t R2 F
Informal caregivers
 SCQ Comprehensibility −0.56 −4.68*** 0.30 21.90***
 SCQ Manageability 0.01 0.06
 SCQ Meaningfulness −0.01 −0.05
 SSQ Emotional support −0.21 −1.68
 GSES Self-efficacy −0.17 −1.27
Formal caregivers
 SSQ Emotional support −0.40 −3.13** 0.45 21.02***
 SCQ Comprehensibility −0.38 −3.00**
 SCQ Manageability 0.15 0.62
 SCQ Meaningfulness 0.36 1.39
 SSQ Tangible support −0.08 −0.42
 SSQ Social integration −0.17 − 0.86
 GSES Self-efficacy −0.03 −0.22
  1. Note. For informal caregivers, the following variables were excluded from the statistical model: SCQ Manageability, SCQ Meaningfulness, SSQ Emotional support, and GSES Self-efficacy. For formal caregivers, the following variables were excluded from the statistical model: SCQ Manageability, SCQ Meaningfulness, SSQ Tangible support, SSQ Social integration, and GSES Self-efficacy
  2. GSES Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale, SCQ Sense of Coherence Questionnaire, SSQ Social Support Questionnaire, β standardized regression coefficient, t Student’s t test to determine the significance of a standardized regression coefficient; R2 = size of the explained variance of the dependent (explained) variable including the correction for the number of subjects and the number of predictors introduced into the regression equation; F = fit of the regression model
  3. ** p < 0.01. *** p < 0.001