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Table 2 Correlation between need for respite and respite use

From: Who are the beneficiaries and what are the reasons for non-utilization of care respite and support services? A cross-sectional study on family caregivers

Need for respite indicated by burden Odds ratio
Caregiver’s perceived quality of life 1.55 (1.06–2.26)*
Wheelchair dependency 1.72 (1.18–2.49)**
Time investment in care 2.34 (1.69–3.25)***
  1. Odds ratios were calculated based on simple logistic regression. Respite care use: 0 = used none; 1 = used at least one kind of service.
  2. Caregiver’s perceived quality of life (measured with overall quality of life in WHOQOL-BREF): 0 = high quality of life (very good, good); 1 = low quality of life (very bad, bad, neither good nor bad).
  3. Wheelchair dependency: 0 = not fully wheelchair dependent (able to stand, able to walk); 1 = fully wheelchair dependent.
  4. Time investment in care: 0 = low investment (< sample median 12 h/week); 1 = high investment (≥ sample median 12 h/week).
  5. * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01, *** = p < 0.001