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Table 3 Characteristics of the 46 children and their families between a high and low questionnaire completion group of parents

From: The use of routine outcome monitoring in child semi-residential psychiatry: predicting parents’ completion rates

Variables at baseline High Completion Low Completion
(n = 31) (n = 15)
Age 9.2(1.5) 8.3(1.6)
Female % 22.6 13.3
Family composition   
  Biological parents % 77.4 53.3
  Single parents % 9.7 40
  Other % 12.9 6.7
Parental educational level   
  Early/ primary % 3.2 a 0b 0a 7.1b
  Lower/ upper secondary % 77.4a 71b 66.7a 28.6b
  Bachelor/ master/ doctoral % 19.4a 19.4b 20a 35.7b
Days in day treatment 324 318.6
DSM-IV AXIS I classification   
  PDD % 77.4 53.3
  ADHD/ODD % 6.5 6.7
  Mood and anxiety disorders % 6.5 13.3
  Other disorders % 9.7 29.7
Presence comorbidity on DSM-IVAXIS I % 38.7 60
Parenting stress level   
  Parent–child relation 12(3.0)a 10.9(3.3)b 11.7(4.2)a 10.5(4.3)b
  Parenting 15.5(3.1)a 15.1(3.2)b 15(3.9)a 15.5(6.5)b
Depressive mood 11.2(2.8)a 10.7(2.9)b 11.8(2.5)a 10.5(3.2)b
  Role restriction 13.1(5.9)a 10.3(3.9)b 12.6(4.6)a 10.4(4.9)b
  Physical health 12.7(4.2)a 10.6(3.1)b 15.9(4.0)a 11.3(4.5)b
Parent-team alliance   
  Bond 13.5c 13c
  Task 14c 12.9c
  Goal 14.9c 12.7c
  Insight 5.7a 6.1b 5.3a 5.5b
  Bond 15.0a 14.9b 14.6a 15.2b
  Task/Goal 20.0a 21.5b 21.8a 21.4b
Treatment condition: alliance strengthening % 54.8 46.7
  1. Values given are means (SD), unless otherwise indicated
  2. Higher scores reflected higher stress level/ more symptoms/stronger alliance
  3. PDD pervasive development disorder, ADHD/ODD attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder/oppositional defiant disorder
  4. aFrom the perspective of mothers
  5. bFrom the perspective of fathers
  6. cFrom the perspective of casemanagers