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Table 1 Demographic details of carers and patients from the two studies

From: Development and validation of the Accommodation and Enabling Scale for Eating Disorders (AESED) for caregivers in eating disorders

  1st stage. Carers for Assessment 2nd stage. Carers Intervention
  N % Mean(SD) N % Mean(SD)
Carers 193    116   
Age - - 49.6 (8.4)    50.1(8.3)
Sex       
Male 26 14.5   30 25.8  
Female 167 85.5   86 74.2  
Marital status       
Married/living together 142 69   95 81.9  
Single/Divorced/separated 51 31   21 18.1  
Highest education level       
School/Secondary Level 42 25.3   38 32.8  
Degree/Diploma level 121 62.7   78 67.2  
Employment status       
Full/Part time 115 60.3   85 73.3  
Not employed 78 39.7   31 26.7  
Relationship with sufferer       
Parents 166 91   107 92.2  
Husband/Partner 10 5.2   7 6  
Sibling/Friend 7 3.8   2 1.8  
Living with patient       
Yes 150 78   87 75  
Amount of contact with patient       
< 21 hours/w       
> 21 hours/w 77 39.4   52 44.8  
  116 60.6   64 55.2  
Had had previous eating not diagnosed       
  47 24%   39 33.6  
Patient 193    106   
Age - - 21.3 (6.8)    21.6 (7.2)
Sex       
Male 4 7   3 2.8  
Female 190 98   103 97.2  
Diagnosis (carers' report)       
Anorexia 136 70.5   88 83  
Bulimia 47 24.5   7 6.6  
Unclear Diagnosis 10 5   11 10.4