International Journal of Pediatrics / 2010 / Article / Tab 6

Clinical Study

The Quality of Life of a Multidiagnosis Group of Special Needs Children: Associations and Costs

Table 6

Family and child variables by Psychosocial Quality of Life.

Variable (range)Total 3 psychosocial problems 3 psychosocial problems
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)

Social Support; high score indicates the presence of support
Social Support (0–24)17.53 (4.55)42916.22 (4.69)17518.43 (4.23)254−5.090 .001

Family Functioning; high score indicates family dysfunction
Family Functioning (0–36)9.29 (6.15)42910.86 (6.24)1758.20 (5.86)2544.502 .001

Impact on Family; high score reflects less negative impact
Impact on Family (0–45)24.14 (9.99)42920.80 (9.06)17525.38 (9.92)254−5.959 .001

Child Behavior; high score indicates the presence of the behavior
Hyperactivity (0–16) 7.5 (3.83)4259.63 (3.23)1757.00 (3.72)2505.457 .001
Pro-social (0–20)10.33 (5.72)2679.48 (5.40)13411.19 (5.92)133−2.473.014
Anxiety (0–14)3.82 (2.97)4285.7 (3.14)1752.52 (1.99)25311.837 .001
Conduct disorder (0–12)2.29 (2.77)4253.34 (2.99)1751.56 (2.34)2506.565 .001
Indirect Aggression (0–10)0.96 (1.64)2641.32 (1.89)1330.60 (1.25)1313.695 .001
Property Offence (0–12)1.57 (2.01)2672.25 (2.38)1340.88 (1.21)1335.919 .001

Parent distress; high score indicates more distress
K10 (10–50)20.01 (6.55)42922.03 (7.10)17518.63 (5.76)2545.257 .001

Parenting Style; high score indicates presence of style
Positive interaction (0–20)15.07 (3.01)42914.35 (3.26)17515.57 (2.72)254−4.076 .001
Consistent (0–20)13.46 (3.86)41812.66 (4.09)17514.04 (3.58)243−3.569 .001
Hostile (0–28)10.33 (4.79)42612.43 (4.93)1758.87 (4.10)2517.858 .001
Punitive (0–20)9.52 (2.05)4259.43 (1.95)1759.58 (2.12)250−0.718.473

Parent well-being; high score indicates lack of well-being
Life satisfaction (0–5)1.92 (0.871)4282.16 (1.03)1741.77 (0.72)2544.301 .001
Physical health (0–5)2.48 (1.061)4282.56 (1.10)1742.46 (1.02)2541.024.306
Mental health (0–5)2.30 (1.016)4282.48 (1.08)1742.21 (0.96)2542.697.007

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