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Table 1 Distribution of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and treatment satisfaction in relation to good and poor adherence

From: Psychological characteristics of caregivers of pediatric patients with chronic rheumatic disease in relation to treatment adherence

   Total
(n = 90)
Good Adherence
55.5% (50)
Poor Adherence
44.5% (40)
p
Patient Age 11.9 (±4.4) 10.1 (±4.3) 14.1 (±3.4) < 0.0001***
Follow-up (years) 3.7 (±3.7) 3.1 (±3.0) 4.4 (±4.4) 0.150
Disease activity Active 52.8% (47) 52% (26) 53.8% (21) 0.516
Inactive 47.2% (42) 48% (24) 46.2% (18)
Quantity of prescribed medications 5.5 (±2.2) 5.2 (±2.2) 5.8 (±2.2) 0.294
Caregiver Age 39.2 (±8.6) 37.1 (±8.2) 41.7 (±8.5) 0.0113*
Kinship Mother 82.2% (74) 86% (43) 77.5% (31) 0.252
Father 12.2% (11) 12% (6) 12.5% (5)
Other a 5.6% (5) 2% (1) 10% (4)
Marital status Married 75.5% (68) 82% (41) 67.5% (27) 0.090
Other b 24.5% (22) 18% (9) 32.5% (13)
Schooling Stage 1 c 47.8% (43) 38% (19) 60% (24) 0.031*
Stage 2 d 52.2% (47) 62% (31) 40% (16)
ABEP socioeconomic score 20.9 (±5.2) 21.1 (±4.6) 20.6 (±5.9) 0.713
Treatment satisfaction 90.1 (±11.0) 91.5 (±9.3) 0.471
  1. agrandmother or aunt; b widowed, single or divorced; c incomplete and complete elementary school; d completed high school and complete higher education
  2. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001