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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics the caregiver sample (N = 47)

From: An Italian pilot study of a psycho-social intervention to support family caregivers’ engagement in taking care of patients with complex care needs: the Engage-in-Caring project

Patients’ Caregiver   Age  
Mother or Father 10% 30–50 35%
Sons 45% 51–60 17%
Wife/Husband 29% 61–70 26%
Sister/Brother 16% 71–80 13%
Years of caregiving   > 80 9%
 1–5 years 22% Job  
 6–10 years 56% Employee 24%
 11–20 years 11% Free lance 20%
 21–34 years 11% Retired 12%
Presence of in-home nurse 55% Unemployed 4%
Sons (% yes) 69% Housewife 36%
Gender   Other 4%
 Female 83%   
 Male 17%