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Table 2 Distribution of family functioning, number of children, and responsibility for medication management in relation to good and poor adherence

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

  Good Adherence (an=49/bn = 50) Poor
Adherence (an=36/bn = 40)
p
Family Functioning a Highly Functional 71.4% (35) 58.3% (21) 0.152
Dysfunctional 28.6% (14) 41.7% (15)
Average score 14.9 (±4.6) 13.2 (±5.3) 0.118
Number of Children b 2.1 (±0.8) 2.9 (±1.8) 0.004**
Responsibility for Medication Management b Caregiver 66% (33) 35% (14) < 0.0015**
Patient 6% (3) 47.5% (19)
Patient and Caregiver 28% (14) 17.5% (7)
  1. asample without grandmothers and aunts; b sample with grandmothers and aunts
  2. **p < 0.01