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Table 1 Child characteristics of the participating and non-participating families (n = 136)

From: A pilot study on peritraumatic dissociation and coping styles as risk factors for posttraumatic stress, anxiety and depression in parents after their child's unexpected admission to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  Participants Non-participants  
n = 86 n = 50  
Median (Range) Median (Range) p
Age of child (years) 1.0 (0.0-17.0) 2.0 (0.0-16.1) 0.195
Length of stay in PICU (days) 4.5 (1.0-34.0) 4.0 (1.0-17.0) 0.254
Length of artificial ventilation (days) 2.0 (0.0-17.0) 1.0 (0.0-14.0) 0.172
Risk of mortality, PIM2 (%) 2.5 (0.2-58.9) 2.5 (0.2-28.7) 0.610
  n (%) n (%)  
Gender of child    0.309
Female 27 (31.4) 20 (40.0)  
Male 59 (68.6) 30 (60.0)  
Artificial ventilation    0.203
No 19 (22.1) 16 (32.0)  
Yes 67 (77.9) 34 (68.0)  
Reason for PICU admission    0.515
Trauma 15 (17.4) 11 (22.0)  
Non-trauma 71 (82.6) 39 (78.0)  
  1. PICU = Pediatric Intensive Care Unit