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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants

From: The effects of involvement in training and volunteering with families of people with dementia on the knowledge and attitudes of volunteers towards dementia

Participants (n = 107) Mean (S.D.)
Age 58.07 (9.21)
Years of education 12.42 (4.39)
Number of visits provided 5.04 (4.94)
Volunteer Functions Inventory (range)
 Protective (5–35) 21.76 (6.52)
 Values (5–35) 27.46 (4.92)
 Career (5–35) 22.67 (7.06)
 Social (5–35) 24.60 (6.18)
 Understanding (5–35) 26.69 (5.18)
 Enhancement (5–35) 23.97 (6.54)
 Total score (30–210) 147.56 (32.81)
  Count (%)
Sex
 Male 10 (9.35)
 Female 97 (90.65)
Age >  = 60
 No 55 (51.40)
 Yes 52 (48.60)
Employment status
 Unemployed/retired 79 (73.83)
 Part-time/temporary 2 (1.87)
 Full-time 26 (24.30)
Attended over 80% of the training workshops
 No 7 (6.54)
 Yes 100 (93.46)
Experience in caring for people with dementia
 No 74 (69.16)
 Yes 33 (30.84)
Training workshop attendance 91.21 (14.32)
Optional enrichment workshop attendance 16.64 (17.85)