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Table 4 Health-related factors associated with the number of caregivers’ rejections (n = 226)

From: Why do family dementia caregivers reject caregiver support services? Analyzing types of rejection and associated health-impairments in a cluster-randomized controlled intervention trial

 Caregiver gender (female)−0.156− 0.520.602− 0.7410.430
 Caregiver currently working0.4401.390.165−0.1821.061
 Caregiver age0.0080.620.535−0.1700.033
 PwD gender0.2010.640.520−0.4130.816
 PwD age0.0130.570.571−0.0320.059
 PwD living situation (living alone)−0.024−0.090.928−0.5390.491
 PwD severity of dementia (MMST)0.0240.940.346−0.0260.074
 PwD depression (GDS)−0.211−0.670.506−0.8310.409
 PwD functional status (B-ADL)0.1362.530.0110.0310.241
 Caregivers SF-12 physical health−0.022−1.610.107−0.0480.005
 Caregivers SF-12 mental health−0.006−0.380.707−0.0390.026
 Caregivers SF BSI-18 somatization−0.038−0.670.500−0.1490.072
 Caregivers SF BSI-18 depression−0.013−0.210.830−0.1280.102
 Caregivers SF BSI-18 anxiety0.0551.000.319−0.0530.162
R 2    0.09
  1. Footnote: Conditional negative binomial regression model with random effects for GP; Number of caregivers’ rejection was the predictor of interest; p-values are given one-sided, CI = Confidence interval, MMST = Mini Mental State Test ranging from 0 to 30 (higher score indicates better cognitive functioning), B-ADL = Bayer Activities of Daily Living Scale ranging from 0 to 10 (lower score indicates better performance), GDS = Geriatric Depression Scale ranging 0–15 (score ≥ 6 indicates depression), SF-12 = 12-Item short form survey assessing physical and mental health, BSI-18 = brief symptom inventory short form assessing syndromes of somatization, depression, and anxiety