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Research Article

Children in Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State: Patients’ Condition and Caregivers’ Burden

Table 4

Scores of psychological assessments of caregivers of children with DOCs.

BDI-II, n (%)
 Minimal15 (42.8)
 Mild7 (20.0)
 Moderate3 (8.6)
 Severe10 (28.6)
SF-12, mean (SD)
 Physical component summary51.6 (4.5)
 Mental component summary44.8 (8.4)
STAI-Y, mean (SD)
 State anxiety45.6 (12.3)
 Trait anxiety47.2 (10.4)
COPE, mean (SD)
 Problem oriented strategies51.4 (9.7)
 Strategies of emotional expression66.0 (10.7)
 Potentially dysfunctional strategies21.9 (4.4)