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Table 4 Means, standard deviations (SD) and item-total correlations (rit) for the BEST items in parents

From: Satisfaction with in-patient child and adolescent psychiatric treatment: development and psychometric properties of the BEST questionnaires for adolescents and for parents

Items N mean SD rit
1. Overall satisfied 1989 4.21 .90 .53
2. Stay was helpful for child 1976 3.98 1.01 .47
3. Stay was helpful for us 1980 3.96 1.04 .49
4. Information about illness/problem 1977 3.56 1.35 .60
5. Information about medication 1434 3.95 1.29 .55
6. Taken seriously by therapist 1977 4.06 1.32 .69
7. Effectiveness of one-on-one sessions 1919 3.55 1.33 .73
8. Effectiveness of family sessions 1939 3.60 1.34 .73
9. Effectiveness of stay 1970 3.49 1.34 .74
10. Had a say in selection of therapies 1958 3.59 1.34 .72
11. Handling of confidential information 1965 4.35 1.10 .63
12. Information about coercive measures 1812 3.82 1.34 .65
13. Had a say in decoration of his/her room 1774 3.76 1.28 .61
14. Leave regulations (weekend) 1725 3.75 1.41 .53
15. Sanitary facilities 1794 3.83 1.30 .51
16. Decoration of the ward 1916 3.52 1.36 .48
17. Had a say in determining date of discharge 1964 3.71 1.40 .63
18. Number of one-on-one sessions (child) 1950 3.18 1.44 .61
19. Privacy of child respected 1919 3.95 1.16 .70
20. Opportunities for child to be alone 1953 3.82 1.24 .61
21. Goals of treatment discussed 1983 3.51 1.40 .74
22. Would bring child back 1982 4.29 1.11 .48