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Table 2 Mental health problems in mothers and fathers three months after discharge from the PICU

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

  n n Above cut-off (percent) χ2 p
PTSD 115 14 12.2% 4.392 0.036
   Mothers 69 12 17.4%   
   Fathers 46 2 4.3%   
Subclinical PTSD 115 28 24.3% 0.506 0.477
   Mothers 69 15 21.7%   
   Fathers 46 13 28.3%   
Anxiety 128 30 23.4% 3.884 0.049
   Mothers 74 22 29.7%   
   Fathers 54 8 14.8%   
Depression 128 20 15.6% 0.042 0.838
   Mothers 74 11 14.9%   
   Fathers 54 9 16.7%   
  1. Note. Cut-off point subclinical PTSD: one intrusive memories, one avoidance symptom and one hyperarousal symptoms are reported. Cut-off point PTSD: one intrusive memories, three avoidance symptoms and two hyperarousal symptoms are reported. Cut-off point anxiety and depression: score of 8 and above for both mothers and fathers.
  2. PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder