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Table 4 DCGM-10 results, mean (SD) or No. (%), n = 584 (unless indicated)

From: The proxy problem anatomized: child-parent disagreement in health related quality of life reports of chronically ill adolescents

  ADOL LOW AGREE ADOL HIGH dfM dfR F or H p
Socio-demographic characteristics*        
Gender (A)        
Female 55 (56.1) 163 (54.2) 104 (56.2) 2 - .243 ns
Gender (P)        
Female 51 (54.8) 155 (54.2) 97 (55.4) 2 - .068 ns
Age (A) 14.8 (1.9) 14.9 (1.9) 15.0 (1.9) 2 581 .192 ns
Educational level (A)        
Lower 65 (67.0)b 153 (51.3) 108 (58.4) 2 - 7.82 < .05
Educational level (P)        
Lower 66 (72.5)bc 168 (57.5) 104 (56.8) 2 - 7.42 < .05
Education type (A)        
Regular 89 (91.8) 272 (91.3) 165 (89.2) 2 - .744 ns
Ethnicity (A)        
Dutch surname 88 (83.7) 274 (91.0) 165 (94.1) 2 - 2.00 ns
Disease-related characteristics*       
Age at diagnosis (A)        
Before age of six 82 (83.7) 212 (70.4) 134 (72.4) 2 - 3.14 ns
No. of outpatient visits 16.6 (12.8) 16.2 (14.4) 18.3 (18.0) 2 581 1.09 ns
No. hospital admissions 3.9 (5.8) 4.2 (5.9) 6.6 (15.0)a 2 581 4.04 < .05
No. different outpatient departments 3.0 (2.0) 3.1 (2.3) 3.4 (2.3) 2 581 1.38 ns
Consequences of chronic condition*       
Therapeutic regimen (A)        
Yes 62 (63.3) 188 (62.5) 57 (30.8) 2 - 2.38 ns
Therapeutic regimen (P)        
Yes 65 (66.3) 190 (63.1) 131 (70.8) 2 - 3.03 ns
Physical limitations (A)        
Yes 28 (28.6) 88 (29.2) 49 (26.5) 2 - .433 ns
Physical limitations (P)        
Yes 14 (14.4)c 63 (21.1) 56 (30.3) 2 - 10.20 < .01
School/work absenteeism (A) 1.8 (.79) 1.9 (.97) 1.9 (.85) 2 581 .801 ns
School/work absenteeism (P) 1.7 (.72) 1.9 (.89) 2.0 (.84) 2 577 2.83 ns
Experienced burden (A) 4.8 (2.3) 4.6 (2.1) 4.6 (2.1) 2 580 .640 ns
Experienced burden (P) 4.9 (2.1)d 4.9 (2.1) 5.8 (2.0)a 2 581 12.27 < .01
  1. aA Tukey post-hoc test revealed that this group differed significantly from the agreement group AGREE on a p < .05 level.
  2. bA Chi-square post-hoc test with Bonferonni correction revealed that this group differed significantly from the agreement group AGREE on a p < .017 level.
  3. cA Chi-square post-hoc test with Bonferonni correction revealed that this group differed significantly from the disagreement group ADOL HIGH on a p < .017 level.
  4. dA Tukey post-hoc test revealed that this group differed significantly from the disagreement group ADOL HIGH on a p < .01 level.
  5. *(A) stands for information assessed in the adolescent questionnaire, while (P) stands for information coming from the parent questionnaire.