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Table 4 Hierarchical multiple regression analysis results for the prediction of caregiver satisfaction with and benefit of the assessment

From: Determinants of caregiver satisfaction with child neurodevelopmental assessment in neuropaediatric clinics

Predicting variables Satisfaction Benefit
ΔR2 β ΔR2 β
Step 1: Background variables .137***   .084*  
Referral source   −.10   .01
Caregiver’s gender   .04   −.02
Mother tongue   −.02   −.03
Socioeconomic status   .10   .05
Child’s age   −.05   −.20**
Child’s psychosocial functioning   .07   −.04
Step 2: Specific experiences with neuropaediatric services .416***   .227***  
The clinicians easy to understand   .02   −.04
Confidence in the clinicians’ professional competence   .09   −.05
Confidence in the other staff’s professional skills   −.02   .08
Informed about how tests or examinations would be carried out   −.07   .01
Got sufficient information about the child’s diagnosis/afflictions   .05   .17*
The treatment suited to the child’s situation   .48***   .26**
Involvement in any decisions regarding the child’s treatment   .03   .00
Perceiving the clinic’s work as well organised   .07   .14
The clinic cooperated well with other public services   .21**   .10
Total R2   .553***   .310***
  1. Note. All β (standardised coefficients) were from the final model with all steps included. Referral source: 0 – specialist, 1 – general practitioner; gender: 0 – male, 1 – female; mother tongue: 0 – Norwegian, 1 – others; socioeconomic status: 0 – lower, 1 – higher; child’s psychosocial functioning measured by CGAS (Children’s Global Assessment Scale); *p < .05. **p < .01, ***p < .001 (two-tailed test)