Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the study population of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease and their primary caregiver.

Patient (n = 157)

Caregiver (n = 157)


Age, mean (SD)

76 (8)

65 (13)

Females, n (%)

85 (54)

104 (66)

Living alone (%)

53 (34)

22 (14)

MMSE score, mean (SD)

24 (2)

NA

EQ-5D score (self-assessed), mean (SD)

0.85 (0.17)

0.83 (0.17)

Occupational status, n (%)

On pension

148 (94)

92 (59)

On early retirement

4 (3)

10 (6)

Working

3 (2)

49 (31)

Other (e.g. housewife)

2 (1)

6 (4)

Caregiver's relation to patient, n (%)

Spouse

NA

99 (63)

Son/daughter (in-law)

NA

48 (31)

Other

NA

10 (6)


MMSE = Mini Mental State Examination. NA = Not applicable. EQ-5D = EuroQol 5-Dimensions

S√łgaard et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:215   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-215

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