Table 1

Logistic regression: variables predicting likelihood of high burden on caregivers of patients with ALS
Variable B S.E. Wald df p O.R. 95% CI for O.R.
Lower Upper
Abnormal behavior (CBI-R) 0.37 0.13 8.36 1 0.004* 1.44 1.13 1.85
Eating habits (CBI-R) 0.02 0.17 0.02 1 0.894 1.02 0.74 1.41
Stereotypic & motor behaviors (CBI-R) 0.10 0.11 0.79 1 0.376 1.10 0.89 1.36
Motivation (CBI-R) 0.04 0.06 0.34 1 0.555 1.04 0.92 1.18
Depression (DASS) 0.06 0.06 1.36 1 0.243 1.07 0.96 1.19
Anxiety (DASS) −0.08 0.04 3.88 1 0.051 0.93 0.86 1.00
Stress (DASS) 0.12 0.052 5.10 1 0.024* 1.12 1.02 1.25
Bulbar (ALSFRS-R) −0.07 0.08 0.76 1 0.384 0.93 0.79 1.1
Fine motor (ALSFRS-R) −0.14 0.10 1.97 1 0.167 0.87 0.71 1.06
Gross motor (ALSFRS-R) 0.79 0.11 0.50 1 0.478 1.08 0.87 1.35
Respiratory (ALSFRS-R) −0.00 0.11 0.00 1 0.975 0.10 0.80 1.24
Constant −2.11 1.22 2.99 1 0.84 0.121

The caregiver burden was explained predominantly by the presence of abnormal behavior (in patients) and stress (in caregivers). * = statistically significant.

Lillo et al.

Lillo et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:156   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-156

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