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Table 4 Results of the secondary endpoints of pre-post (n = 23) and 3-month follow-up (n = 20) comparisons

From: A web-based psychological support program for caregivers of children with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study

  Pre-post comparison (n = 23) Pre-follow-up comparison (n = 20)
Outcome M ( SD ) baseline M ( SD ) post t (df) p d M ( SD ) baseline M ( SD ) follow-up t (df) p d
Symptoms of anxiety1 11.40 (2.6) 6.70 (2.6) 8.51 (22) <.001 2.06 11.00 (2.38) 7.00 (3.40) 6.05 (19) <.001 1.36
Fear of disease progression2 53.96 (11.50) 42.22 (9.60) 6.36 (22) <.001 1.11 52.70 (11.66) 40.90 (10.96) 6.10 (19) <.001 1.04
Depression2 16.96 (6.54) 12.09 (7.04) 2.48 (22) .02 .72 16.60 (6.44) 11.65 (8.41) 2.34 (19) .03 .66
Quality of life2 Total score 49.73 (11.24) 57.88 (10.17) −2.78 (22) .01 .76 49.15 (11.33) 58.52 (14.46) −2.57 (19) .02 .72
Physical and daily functioning 53.55 (18.3) 58.98 (17.45) −1.13 (22) .27 .30 52.48 (17.39) 62.29 (20.01) −2.37 (19) .03 .52
Satisfaction with family 57.29 (19.07) 59.11 (18.12) -.51 (22) .62 .10 54.84 (18.51) 60.47(14.91) −1.26 (19) .22 .33
Emotional stability 43.21 (17.01) 64.67 (11.24) −8.16 (22) <.001 1.49 45.00 (16.76) 61.25 (19.30) −3.99 (19) .01 .90
Self-development 26.36 (17.27) 36.96 (16.85) −2.46 (22) .02 .62 26.88 (18.49) 36.56 (20.71) −1.56 (19) .14 .49
Well-being 57.34 (14.18) 68.21 (12.05) −2.93 (22) .01 .83 57.50 (13.39) 68.13 (17.07) −2.29 (19) .03 .69
Parental coping2 – Total score 69.13 (21.22) 76.21 (16.78) −1.79 (22) .09 .37 70.15 (22.59) 70.10 (22.15) .01 (19) .63 .00
FAM 32.39 (10.01) 34.95 (9.00) −1.27 (22) .22 .27 32.40 (10.67) 33.25 (9.41) -.49 (19) .85 .08
SUP 24.91 (10.37) 29.34 (6.48) −2.13 (22) .04 .51 26.05 (10.53) 25.50 (9.91) .19 (19) .70 .08
MED 11.82 (5.13) 11.91 (5.59) -.09 (22) .93 .02 11.70 (5.07) 11.35 (5.74) .39 (19) .99 .06
  1. Annotation: 1primary outcome; 2secondary outcome; effect size d: 0.2 small, 0.5 medium, and > 0.8 large effect; FAM: Maintaining family integration, cooperation and an optimistic definition of the situation, SUP: Maintaining social support, self-esteem, and psychological stability and III. Understanding the medical situation through communication with other parents and consultation with medical staff.