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Table 2 Classification system for interpreting the BSFC-s scores

From: Screening for caregivers at risk: Extended validation of the short version of the Burden Scale for Family Caregivers (BSFC-s) with a valid classification system for caregivers caring for an older person at home

Score on the short version of the Burden Scale for Family Caregivers (BSFC-s) 0 - 4 5 - 14 15 - 30
Frequency in the sample (n = 386) 28 (7%) 136 (35%) 222 (58%)
Degree of subjective burden none to low moderate severe to very severe
No. of persons in the class with above-average psychosomatic complaints 10.70% 59.60% 90.50%
Risk of physical psychosomatic complaints not increased increased very much increased
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