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Table 2 Perception of the contact with the therapists/staff members who participated in the treatment (POT) by patients and their parents

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

  Mean score ± SD Patient/motherc Patient/fatherd Mother/fathere
Patient
N = 34
Mother
N = 40
Father
N = 20
P-valuef Effect sizeg P-valuef Effect sizeg P-valuef Effect sizeg
Mean POTa score (item 1–11) 3.6 ± 1.2 4.6 ± 0.9 4.8 ± 0.7 < 0.001 0.9 < 0.001 1.2 0.227 0.2
Do you think that the therapist(s)b:
 1. Understood your problems? 3.3 ± 1.4 4.5 ± 1.0 4.5 ± 0.6 < 0.001 1.0 0.007 1.1 0.751 0.0
 2. Received you well? 4.1 ± 1.4 4.8 ± 0.9 4.9 ± 0.8 0.002 0.6 0.001 0.7 0.261 0.1
 3. Respected you as a person? 4.2 ± 1.5 4.9 ± 1.1 5.2 ± 0.8 0.002 0.5 0.003 0.8 0.264 0.3
 4. Let you to talk about what was important to you? 4.1 ± 1.6 4.7 ± 1.1 5.0 ± 0.6 0.018 0.4 0.013 0.7 0.164 0.3
 5. Listened to you? 4.1 ± 1.5 4.6 ± 1.2 5.0 ± 0.7 0.103 0.4 0.002 0.8 0.188 0.4
 6. Were able to help you/your daughter/son? 3.6 ± 1.6 4.1 ± 1.3 4.2 ± 1.3 0.022 0.3 0.017 0.4 0.751 0.1
 7. Gave your parents/you enough help to support you/your daughter/son in overcoming the ED? 3.0 ± 1.4 4.6 ± 1.2 4.7 ± 0.9 < 0.001 1.2 0.001 1.4 0.387 0.1
 8. Agreed with you on the treatment goal? 2.9 ± 1.5 4.8 ± 1.0 4.7 ± 1.0 < 0.001 1.5 < 0.001 1.4 0.721 0.1
 9. Agreed with you on how the treatment should be? 2.9 ± 1.4 4.4 ± 1.0 4.5 ± 0.9 < 0.001 1.2 < 0.001 1.4 0.586 0.1
 10. Had sufficient knowledge of ED and knew what they were doing? 3.8 ± 1.6 4.9 ± 1.1 4.9 ± 1.0 < 0.001 0.8 0.002 0.8 1 0.0
 11. Valued your own efforts in overcoming the ED? 3.6 ± 1.7 4.7 ± 1.2 4.8 ± 1.0 0.001 0.7 0.001 0.9 0.301 0.1
For parents only:
 12. Were able to help you as a mother/father?   4.1 ± 1.2 4.3 ± 0.8      0.818 0.2
 13. Gave you enough help to support each other as parents?   3.9 ± 1.4 4.5 ± 1.1      0.302 0.5
  1. a) Perception of therapists, b)reply options: never, seldom, sometimes, often, very often, always. Possible range:1–6, more satisfied the higher score, c) 31 pairs, d) 12 pairs: n = 24, e) 18 pairs,, f)paired samples t-tests, g)Cohen’s d (small: 0.2, medium: 0.5, large: 0.8)