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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of HFpEF patients and their caregivers

From: Process evaluation of a randomised pilot trial of home-based rehabilitation compared to usual care in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and their caregiver’s

  HFpEF patients, n = 15 Caregivers, n = 6a
Gender (female), n (%) 9 (60) 5 (83)
Age (years), mean (SD) 70.4 (10.6) 62.8 (10.7)
Relationship to patient, n (%)
 Spouse/partner   3 (50)
 Sibling   2 (33)
 Son/daughter   1 (17)
Number of comorbidities, n (%)
 0 2 (13)  
 1 12 (80)  
 2 1 (7)  
HADS depression, n (%)
 < 9 11 (73) 5 (83)
 9–10 1 (7) 1 (17)
 > 10 3 (20) 0 (0)
HADS anxiety, n (%)
 < 9 9 (60) 2 (33)
 9–10 2 (13) 2 (33)
 > 10 4 (27) 2 (33)
Living alone, n (%) 5 (33)  
  1. aData was available for 6 of the 7 caregivers
  2. SD standard deviation, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale