Table 1

Baseline Demographics of RCT Participants

Decision Aid (n = 15)

n (%)

Control Group (n = 16)

n (%)


Gender


male

4 (50.0)

4 (50.0)


female

11 (47.8)

12 (52.2)


Relationship with PWD


spouse/life partner

8 (47.1)

9 (52.9)


child

7 (50.0)

7 (50.0)


Language other than English at home?


yes

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)


no

14 (51.9)

13 (48.1)


Age-mean years (range)

66.67 (44.00-90.00)

66.60 (42.00-85.00)


Length of time as a carer-mean years (range)

5.73 (1.00-20.00)

4.06 (1.00-9.00)


Highest level education


Postgraduate

0 (0.0)

3 (18.8)


Degree

4 (26.7)

2 (12.5)


Diploma

0 (0.0)

3 (18.8)


Trade certificate

3 (20.0)

2 (12.5)


Year 11, 12, or equivalent

4 (26.7)

0 (0.0)


Secondary school

4 (26.7)

5 (31.3)


Primary school

0 (0.0)

1 (6.3)


Preferred Respite Option


In-home respite

7 (46.7)

6 (37.5)


Day respite

3 (20.0)

4 (25.0)


Short-term residential respite

5 (33.3)

6 (37.5)


Decision Control Preference


I make the decision

7 (46.7)

5 (31.3)


I make the final decision after seriously considering the opinion/s of other/s

5 (33.3)

8 (50.0)


I share responsibility for deciding

3 (20.0)

3 (18.8.0)


Stirling et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:21   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-21

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