Table 2

Description of characteristics of close caregivers

Caregivers (N = 12)

Eastern Townships (n = 6)1

Montreal (n = 3)

Chaudières-Appalaches (n = 3)


Age:

41–59 years

4

1

0

60–69 years

2

2

3


Gender (F)

5

3

1


Living environment (urban)

2

3

2


Current occupation:

Works outside the home

2

2

1

Retired

4

1

2


Relationship with patient:

3

Spouse

5

2

Daughter

1

1

0


Experience as a caregiver:

1 to 4 years

3

2

2

over 4 years

3

1

1


Weekly assistance

0–12 hours

3

2

2

13–20 hours

3

1

0

over 20 hours

0

0

1


Type of assistance given:.

A.D.L

5

3

2

I.A.D.L.

6

3

3

Psychological support

4

3

2

Other(stimulation)

3

3

0


In this group of respondents, only one caregiver was interviewed individually.

Vincent et al. BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-7-20

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