Table 4

Overview of unpaid work for the total group and by gender

All patients (137/142)Men (94/99)Women (43/43)
Time spent in unpaid tasks ((hours:min/day) mean (hours:min spent by general population) [% of patients doing that task])
 Housekeeping1:34 (2:27) [86]1:04 (1:48) [81]2:40 (3:05) [98]
 Shopping0:25 (0:31) [80]0:18 [75]0:39 [91]
 Odd jobs0:34 (0:23) [67]0:37 [71]0:26 [58]
 Voluntary work0:06 (0:10) [18]0:05 (0:12) [16]0:08 (0:08) [23]
 Taking care of the children0:22 (0:20) [30]0:16 [27]0:36 [40]
 Course/education0:08 (0:33) [18]0:07 (0:33) [13]0:11 (0:33) [26]
Because of AS, not doing or discomfort while doing (of those doing that task) (% in past 2 weeks)
 Housekeeping52.4 (64.4)43.4 (58.7)72.7 (74.4)
 Shopping42.7 (52.6)37.4 (50.0)54.5 (57.1)
 Odd jobs58.0 (67.7)53.5 (65.1)68.2 (73.2)
 Voluntary work12.6 (49.0)8.1 (29.6)22.7 (55.6)
 Taking care of the children16.1 (37.7)12.1 (32.4)25.0 (45.8)
 Course/education8.4 (29.3)5.1 (20.0)15.9 (43.8)
Need for assistance for unpaid work (% in past 2 weeks)
 Done without assistance55.660.644.2
 Assistance by children/partner24.619.237.2
 Assistance by family, neighbours, others10.613.14.7
 Formal home care6.35.19.3
 Private household help7.73.018.6
Need for assistance in unpaid work (mean (SD) hours:min/week [range])
 Help from any care giver4:033:224:34
 Help child/partner2:17 (6.0) [0–40]2:03 (6.3) [0–40]2:49 (5.2) [0–20]
 Help family, neighbours, others0:44 (2.7) [0–20]0:55 (3.0) [0–20]0:20 (1.6) [0–10]
 Help home care0:22 (1.5) [0–10]0:16 (1.2) [0–9]0:36 (2.1) [0–10]
 Help private household help0:20 (1.2) [0–8]0:08 (0.8) [0–6]0:49 (1.9) [0–8]