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Table 2 Crude and adjusted associations between dementia diagnosis and partnersoutcomes

From: Mental health and wellbeing in spouses of persons with dementia: the Nord-Trøndelag health study

  Life satisfaction Depressive symptoms Anxiety symptoms
Spouse at institution Living together Spouse at institution Living together Spouse at institution Living together
B CI p B CI p B CI p B CI p B CI p B CI p
0 1.07 0.71 – 1.44 *** 0.28 0.06 – 0.49 * 0.52 0.16 – 0.89 * 0.48 0.27 – 0.69 *** 0.46 0.10 – 0.83 * 0.27 0.06 – 0.49 **
Adjusted for confounders
1 1.07 0.71 – 1.44 *** 0.27 0.06 – 0.49 * 0.52 0.16 – 0.89 * 0.49 0.28 – 0.70 *** 0.46 0.10 – 0.82 * 0.25 0.04 – 0.46 *
2 1.16 0.80 – 1.53 *** 0.35 0.14 – 0.57 ** 0.40 0.03 – 0.76 * 0.38 0.17 – 0.59 *** 0.43 0.02 – 0.44 * 0.23 0.02 – 0.44 *
3 1.16 0.80 – 1.52 *** 0.34 0.13 – 0.56 ** 0.38 0.02 – 0.74 * 0.38 0.16 – 0.59 *** 0.42 0.06 – 0.78 * 0.23 0.02 – 0.44 *
4 1.16 0.79 – 1.52 *** 0.35 0.14 – 0.57 ** 0.38 0.02 – 0.74 * 0.38 0.17 – 0.60 *** 0.42 0.06 – 0.79 * 0.23 0.02 – 0.44 *
Adjusted for all confounders and each of the mediators
5 1.09 0.75 – 1.43 *** 0.30 0.10 – 0.50 ** 0.32 -0.02 – 0.66   0.34 0.14 – 0.54 *** 0.37 0.03 – 0.72 * 0.19 -0.01 –0.39  
6 1.13 0.77 – 1.49 *** 0.33 0.12 – 0.55 ** 0.35 -0.01 – 0.71   0.36 0.15 – 0.57 *** 0.41 0.05 – 0.77 * 0.22 0.01 – 0.43 *
7 1.14 0.78 – 1.49 *** 0.35 0.14 – 0.56 ** 0.35 0.00 – 0.70   0.38 0.18 – 0.59 *** 0.41 0.05 – 0.77 * 0.23 0.02 – 0.44 *
Adjusted for all confounders and all mediators
  1.06 0.73 – 1.40 *** 0.28 0.14 - 0.50 ** 0.28 -0.05 – 0.62   0.33 0.13 - 0.52 *** 0.36 0.01 – 0.70 * 0.19 -0.01 -0.39  
  1. 0 = Unadjusted; 1 = Gender; 2 = 1 + Age; 3 = 2 + Income and education; 4 = 3 + Spousal age difference; 5 = 4+ Subjective health/impaired functioning; 6 = 4 + cultural activities; 7 = 4 + social support.
  2. ***p < 0.001 **p < 0.01 *p < 0.05. B-values indicate differences between the dementia caregivers and the reference spouses in fractions of standard deviation.