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Table 1 The family members’ general experiences with, and benefit of, family inpatient treatment

From: User satisfaction with family-based inpatient treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: retrospective views of patients and parents

  Mean score ± SD Patients /moth.b Patients./fath.c Moth./fath.d
General experiences with the treatmenta Patients N = 34 Mothers N = 40 Fathers N = 20 P-valuee Effect sizef P-valuee Effect sizef P-valuee Effect sizef
Mean general experiences with treatment score (item 1–12) 3.2 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 0.7 3.9 ± 0.5 0.001 0.6 0.029 0.9 0.457 0.3
 1. Did you have confidence in the clinicians’ professional competence? 3.3 ± 1.4 4.1 ± 0.8 4.2 ± 0.5 0.006 0.7 0.117 0.9 0.718 0.1
 2. Did the clinicians talk to you in a way that was easy to understand? 3.8 ± 1.0 4.4 ± 0.7 4.1 ± 0.6 0.001 0.7 0.236 0.4 0.579 0.5
 3. Did you get sufficient information about the illness/diagnosis? 3.6 ± 1.1 3.9 ± 0.9 3.9 ± 0.8 0.008 0.3 0.242 0.3 0.651 0.0
 4. Did you perceive the treatment as suited to your situation? 2.9 ± 1.4 3.5 ± 1.2 3.9 ± 0.9 0.009 0.5 0.034 0.8 0.311 0.4
 5. Were you involved in decisions regarding your/your child’s treatment? 2.9 ± 1.2 3.7 ± 1.1 3.5 ± 0.9 0.038 0.7 0.191 0.7 0.529 0.3
 6. Did you perceive the institution’s work as well organized? 3.4 ± 1.3 3.9 ± 1.0 3.9 ± 0.7 0.055 0.4 0.223 0.5 0.632 0.0
 7. Was the staff aware of siblings’ situation?g 2.4 ± 1.2 3.2 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 0.8 0.003 0.7 0.120 1.3 0.510 0.6
 8. Did the staff collaborate well with the parents? 3.4 ± 1.4 4.1 ± 0.8 4.1 ± 0.6 0.021 0.6 0.296 0.6 0.632 0.0
 9. Did the staff collaborate well among themselves? 3.6 ± 1.2 4.0 ± 0.9 4.0 ± 0.5 0.131 0.4 0.312 0.4 0.458 0.0
 10. Did the staff cooperate well with other public services? 3.2 ± 1.1 3.4 ± 1.0 3.8 ± 0.7 0.282 0.2 0.082 0.7 0.111 0.5
 11. Did you perceive that the institution prepared you for the time after discharge? 2.6 ± 1.4 3.0 ± 1.1 3.3 ± 0.9 0.142 0.3 0.468 0.6 0.718 0.3
 12. Overall, was the help and treatment you/ your child received satisfactory? 2.9 ± 1.3 3.7 ± 1.0 4.1 ± 0.9 < 0.001 0.7 0.001 1.3 0.333 0.6
Mean score on overall benefit of the treatment for family members (a-c)h 3.1 ± 1.0 3.3 ± 1.1 3.5 ± 1.1 0.019 0.2 0.046 0.4 0.913 0.2
 a) Overall benefit for the patient 3.0 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 1.2 < 0.001 0.5 0.016 0.5 0.333 0.0
 b) Overall benefit for the parents 3.5 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 1.1 3.7 ± 1.0 0.147 0.1 0.795 0.2 0.331 0.1
 c) Overall benefit for siblingsg 2.7 ± 1.3 2.4 ± 1.3 3.0 ± 1.2 0.843 0.2 0.457 0.2 0.305 0.5
Mean score on benefit of 19 different treatment elementsg 3.0 ± 0.9 3.4 ± 0.9 3.4 ± 0.8 0.042 0.4 0.218 0.5 0.128 0.0
  1. a)Reply options: not at all, to a small extent, to a moderate extent, to a large extent, to a very large extent. Possible range:1–5, more satisfied the higher score, b) 31 pairs, c) 12 pairs, d)18 pairs, e)paired samples t-tests, f)Cohen’s d (small: 0.2. medium: 0.5, large: 0.8), g)applicable for n = 25 patients, n = 35 mothers and n = 19 fathers, h)reply options: no benefit, little benefit, some benefit, large benefit, very large benefit. Possible range:1–5, more satisfied the higher score