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Table 2 Context of caregiving

From: Supporting the patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers: what are their palliative care needs?

Caregiving Variables n (%)
Stop work to look after patient No 494 (82.5)
Partially 26 (4.3)
Yes, on unpaid leave 22 (3.7)
Yes, resigned 57 (9.5)
Physical caregiving No 343 (57.3)
Partiallya 122 (20.4)
Yesb 134 (22.4)
Hours spent in providing physical care (if applicable) Mean (SD) 3.1 (5.0)
Median (range) 0.0 (0.0–4.5)
Min - Max 0.0–20.0
Financial caregiving Don’t wish to disclose 1 (0.2)
No 225 (37.6)
Partiallya 191 (31.9)
Yesb 182 (30.4)
Emotional caregiving No 7 (1.2)
Partiallya 135 (22.5)
Yesb 457 (76.3)
Decision making No 45 (7.5)
Partiallya 403 (67.3)
Yesb 151 (25.2)
Received formal caregiving training No 553 (92.3)
Yes 46 (7.7)
Previous experience in providing care for someone sick No 419 (69.9)
Yes 180 (30.1)
  1. a “Partially” referring to less than 50% involvement in caregiving role
  2. b “Yes” referring to at least 50% involvement in the caregiving role