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Table 4 Study 2: Ethno-cultural differences in informal caregiving (N = 387)

From: Patterns of informal family care during acute hospitalization of older adults from different ethno-cultural groups in Israel

  “Jews” (N = 209) “Arabs” (N = 127) “FSU immigrants” (N = 51)
M (SD)g M (SD)g M (SD)g
Day visit (hours) 6.6 (0.2)a 7.2 (0.4)b 5.2 (0.5)a,b
Instrumental support (1–5) 2.1 (0.1) 2.1 (0.1) 1.9 (0.2)
Supervision instrumental support (1–5) 2.0 (0.1) 2.1 (0.1) 1.6 (0.2)
Ensuring/supervision medical care (1–5) 3.5 (0.1)c 3.7 (0.1) d 2.7 (0.2) c,d
Psychological support (1–5) 3.8 (0.1)e 3.8 (0.1)f 3.0 (0.2)e,f
  1. ap < 0.05
  2. bp < 0.05
  3. c, d, e, fp < 0.001
  4. gAdjusted for covariates: age, gender, family status, number of children; cognitive, functional, psychological (anxiety and depression), and economic status; length of stay; severity of illness, comorbidity; participating in intervention