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Table 3 Results of the ANCOVAs calculated for every questionnaire

From: A problem shared is a problem halved? Comparing burdens arising for family caregivers of patients with disorders of consciousness in institutionalized versus at home care

  Scale   Df F P η2p
FLZ Global life satisfaction Covariate: Time since event 1 4.40 .04 .07
   Group difference 1 0.61 .44 .01
SVF Adaptive strategies Covariate: Time since event 1 0.88 .35 .01
   Group difference 1 0.05 .82 .001
  Maladaptive strategies Covariate: Time since event 1 0.01 .93 .00
   Group difference 1 1.62 .21 .02
TF Global grief score Covariate: Time since event 1 1.32 .26 .02
   Group difference 1 0.09 .76 .001
LEBE Meaning in life Covariate: Time since event 1 0.08 .77 .001
   Group difference 1 0.10 .76 .001
  Crisis of meaning Covariate: Time since event 1 0.24 .62 .004
   Group difference 14.4 2.26 .14 .03
  1. FLZ - life satisfaction questionnaire; SVF - questionnaire for coping strategies; TF - grief questionnaire, LEBE - questionnaire for purpose and meaning in life. Levene Test for equality of error variances was never significant. The effect of the covariate ‘time since event’ was only significant for life satisfaction. η2p = partial eta squared, effect size are mostly small (<.06) and in one case medium (<.14) based on benchmarks suggested by Cohen [50]