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Table 2 Scores per domain on parents’ concerns, needs assessment by parents and professional

From: Validity and reliability of a structured interview for early detection and risk assessment of parenting and developmental problems in young children: a cross-sectional study

Domains: Parents’ concerns: Perceived need of support p-value*:
Parents assessment*: Professional assessment*:
concerned/ very concerned information wanted/ personal advice/ counselling intensive help/ immediate intervention required information/ personal advice/ counselling intensive help/ immediate intervention required parents vs professional
Infancy review 15.3% 5.5% 0.9% 7.0% 0.6% 0.07
Somatic health 5.4% 11.4% 0.8% 17.9% 0.9% <0.001
Motor development 1.0% 11.8% 0.4% 23.2% 0.3% <0.001
Language, speech and cognitive development 0.8% 20.9% 0.2% 39.7% 0.2% <0.001
Language use of parents 1.7% 11.1% 0.3% 23.9% 0.3% <0.001
Emotional development 2.5% 22.4% 0.2% 38.6% 0.3% <0.001
Contact between child and others 0.7% 8.9% 0.2% 16.7% 0.1% <0.001
Child behavior 5.0% 27.7% 0.3% 47.7% 0.3% <0.001
Parenting approach 2.9% 22.0% 0.4% 37.4% 0.6% <0.001
Developmental stimulation 0.4% 11.6% 0.2% 27.1% 0.1% <0.001
Time spending 0.7% 6.3% 0.5% 13.3% 0.4% <0.001
Living environment 3.4% 3.0% 0.9% 7.2% 0.7% <0.001
Social contacts 1.2% 3.1% 0.2% 5.1% 0.5% <0.001
Day care for child 1.2% 2.0% 0.1% 4.4% 0.3% <0.001
Concerns communicated by others 1.3% 2.4% 0.3% 5.1% 0.3% <0.001
Family issues 8.8% 7.7% 1.7% 14.1% 2.3% <0.001
Was any topic forgotten? 2.5% 15.7% 0.2% 18.7% 0.4% <0.001
  1. *The 6-point assessments of parents and professional were dichotomized for readability; category ‘no help needed’ was omitted. The comparison using Wilcoxon signed ranks test was on the full 6-point scale.