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Table 5 Within and between-group analysis of scale mean scores at T0 and T1

From: A quasi-experimental study of the effects of an integrated care intervention for the frail elderly on informal caregivers’ satisfaction with care and support

Satisfaction with care    Experimental group      Control group   Δ Group
  T0 (sd) T1 (sd) Δ T0 (sd) T1 (sd) Δ p
Care arrangements 3.3 (0.48) 3.3 (0.52) 0.03 3.4 (0.47) 3.3 (0.39) -0.09 -
Information/involvement 3.3 (0.60) 3.2 (0.73) -0.12 3.2 (0.69) 3.3 (0.41) 0.07 -
Personal interaction 3.3 (0.46) 3.4 (0.46) 0.07 3.4 (0.31) 3.4 (0.38) 0.02 -
Professionalism 3.5 (0.50) 3.4 (0.57) -0.06 3.6 (0.45) 3.5 (0.43) -0.05 -
Client-centeredness 3.4 (0.55) 3.4 (0.54) 0.05 3.5 (0.46) 3.4 (0.36) -0.10 -
Additional assistance 2.9 (0.76) 2.9 (0.72) -0.04 2.8 (0.85) 3.0 (0.55) 0.23 -
Satisfaction with support
Information 2.1 (1.08) 1.9 (0.98) -0.18 2.6 (1.30) 2.2 (0.88) -0.41 -
Being involved 2.5 (0.92) 2.8 (0.87) 0.31* 2.8 (0.93) 3.1 (0.72) 0.25# -
Professionalism 3.3 (0.54) 3.4 (0.39) 0.15 3.4 (0.44) 3.4 (0.45) 0.00 -
Communication/accessibility 3.2 (0.81) 3.2 (0.88) -0.01 3.3 (0.78) 3.5 (0.58) 0.12 -
Attention to health/support 2.2 (1.08) 2.7 (1.26) 0.50# 3.1 (0.77) 2.8 (0.82) -0.32 -
  1. #p < 0.10; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.
  2. sd = standard deviation; Δ = difference between T0 and T1; Δ Group = difference between groups.