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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Transcendental Meditation for the improvement of health and wellbeing in community-dwelling dementia caregivers [TRANSCENDENT]: a randomised wait-list controlled trial

   TM group WLC P value
   (n = 8) (n = 9)  
Age [years], mean (SD)   69.4 (7.3) 63.2 (8.8) 0.141
Sex, n (%) Female 7 (87.5 %) 8 (88.9 %) 0.735
  Male 1 (12.5 %) 1 (11.1 %)  
  Total 8 (100 %) 9 (100 %)  
Number of standard alcoholic drinks consumed per week, mean (SD)   4.06 (4.63) 4.13 (4.64) 0.979
Number of cigarettes smoked per day, mean (SD)   0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) -
Relationship to person with dementia, n (%) Daughter/son 3 (37.5 %) 3 (33.3 %) 0.627
  Wife/Husband 5 (60.0 %) 6 (66.7 %)  
  Total 8 (100 %) 9 (100 %)  
Duration of dementia caregiving role [years], mean (SD)   6.75 (3.57) 4.21 (3.32) 0.179
Intensity of dementia caregiving role [hours/week], mean (SD)   118.06 (68.93) 125.71 (72.27) 0.837
AQoL-8D, mean (SD) Utility score 0.65 (0.23) 0.66 (0.14) 0.877
  Independent living domain score 0.87 (0.13) 0.90 (0.11) 0.719
  Happiness domain score 0.72 (0.14) 0.76 (0.08) 0.556
  Mental health domain score 0.56 (0.12) 0.52 (0.08) 0.449
  Coping domain score 0.78 (0.14) 0.74 (0.13) 0.568
  Relationships domain score 0.69 (0.21) 0.63 (0.12) 0.498
  Self-worth domain score 0.77 (0.18) 0.84 (0.09) 0.381
  Pain domain score 0.75 (0.30) 0.76 (0.18) 0.941
  Senses domain score 0.82 (0.18) 0.91 (0.11) 0.207
WebNeuro scores, mean (SD) Stress 4.50 (2.05) 4.06 (1.59) 0.629
  Depression 5.13 (2.33) 5.00 (2.02) 0.908
  Anxiety 5.44 (2.31) 4.83 (2.75) 0.630
  Negativity bias 2.63 (2.74) 2.11 (1.32) 0.639
  Emotional resilience 5.81 (1.81) 5.50 (2.82) 0.787
  Social skills 6.94 (1.24) 5.72 (2.49) 0.219
  Response speed 4.07 (2.54) 6.88 (2.84) 0.065
  Impulsivity 4.29 (2.69) 5.94 (2.99) 0.281
  Attention & concentration 4.50 (2.04) 3.17 (2.54) 0.264
  Information processing efficiency 3.13 (2.28) 3.89 (2.06) 0.482
  Memory 4.29 (1.72) 4.67 (1.87) 0.680
  Executive function 4.42 (3.26) 5.11 (2.52) 0.670
  Emotion identification 4.07 (2.20) 3.44 (1.21) 0.495
  Emotion bias 4.63 (2.68) 4.00 (1.99) 0.598
  1. AQoL-8D assessment of quality of life (8-dimension) instrument, SD standard deviation, TM Transcendental Meditation®, WLC wait-list control.