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Table 5 Construct validity testing: associations between scales, background variables and responses to individual questions

From: Parent experiences of diabetes care questionnaire (PEQ-DC): reliability and validity following a national survey in Norway

  Consultation Organisation Equipment Nurse contact Doctor contact Outcome
Number of times participated in whole or parts of the consultation during the last year 0.16*** 0.13*** 0.16*** 0.15*** 0.14*** 0.19***
Education ** * *** * Ns **
 Primary school 85.03 78.31 77.92 88.91 88.28 86.10
 Secondary school 79.51 73.96 66.52 86.45 84.82 81.10
 University or college (0–4 years) 76.31 72.24 62.94 84.07 83.82 78.23
 University or college (4 ≥ years) 77.16 73.35 64.85 85.01 83.81 77.88
What do you think about the number of consultations at the paediatric department? *** *** *** *** *** ***
 Too few or too many 66.47 64.45 52.44 78.50 74.91 67.45
 Appropriate 79.73 74.84 67.28 86.49 85.88 81.29
  1. ***p < 0.001; **p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; ns: not significant. Spearman’s rank correlations (r) for continuous variables. One-way ANOVA for “Education” and Independent-Samples T-Test for “What do you think about the number of consultations at the paediatric department?”