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Table 1 Description of the study sample

From: Treatment expectancy, working alliance, and outcome of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children and adolescents

Variables TF-CBT completers (n = 65) Tf-CBT dropouts (n = 11) Statistics p
Female, n (%) 44 (67.7) 9 (81.8) χ2(1) = 0.89 0.49
Age (years) M (SD; range) 12.52 (2.90; 7–17) 13.45 (3.01; 8–17) t(74) = − 0.98 0.33
Living out of home, n (%) 15 (23.1) 0 (0) χ2(1) = 3.18 0.10
Germany as birth country, n (%) 58 (89.2) 10 (90.9) χ2(1) = 0.85 1.00
Index trauma, n (%)    χ2(1) = 1.76 0.42
Sexual violence 25 (38.5) 6 (54.5)   
Physical violence 25 (38.5) 2 (18.2)   
Other (death of a loved one, war, neglect) 15 (23.0) 3 (27.3)   
Full PTSD DSM-IV diagnosis, n (%) 50 (76.9) 7 (63.6) χ2(1) = 0.89 0.45
≥ 1 comorbid disorder DSM-IV, n (%) 19 (29.2) 5 (45.5) χ2(1) = 1.15 0.31
CAPS-CA total score M (SD; range) pre-treatment 57.86 (16.61; 37–102) 62.36 (22.09; 36–109) t(74) = − 0.79 0.43
  1. TF-CBT, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder; CAPS-CA, Clinician Administered PTSD Scale for Children and Adolescents