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Table 2 Scores at separate items of the CBCL scales anxious/depressed behavior, social problems, and attention problems.

From: Motives for choosing growth-enhancing hormone treatment in adolescents with idiopathic short stature: a questionnaire and structured interview study

Item d SD t p  
Anxious/depressed behavior:      
   112. Worries 0.83 1.36 3.55 0.001 **
   45. Nervous, highstrung, or tense 0.65 1.25 3.03 0.005 **
   35. Feels worthless or inferior 0.63 1.66 2.22 0.03 *
   50. Too fearful or anxious 0.42 1.53 1.59 0.12  
   12. Complaints of loneliness 0.37 1.49 1.44 0.16  
   32. Feels he/she has to be perfect 0.35 1.03 1.98 0.06  
   103. Unhappy, sad, or depressed 0.33 1.21 1.57 0.13  
   14. Cries a lot 0.19 1.30 0.86 0.40  
   52. Feels too guilty 0.14 1.47 0.54 0.59  
   33. Feels or complaints that no one loves him/her 0.11 1.08 0.60 0.55  
   71. Self-conscious or easily embarrassed 0.11 1.19 0.53 0.60  
   89. Suspicious 0.08 0.98 0.45 0.65  
   31. Fears he/she might think or do something bad -0.03 0.89 -0.21 0.84  
   34. Feels others are out to get him/her -0.11 0.80 -0.83 0.41  
Social problems:      
   64. Prefers being with younger kids 1.06 1.67 3.71 0.001 **
   38. Gets teased a lot 0.91 1.38 3.86 0.000 **
   1. Acts too young for his/her age 0.65 1.39 2.73 0.010 **
   11. Clings to adults or too dependent 0.30 1.31 1.33 0.19  
   55. Overweight 0.03 1.00 0.20 0.85  
   48. Not liked by other kids -0.08 0.81 -0.58 0.57  
   62. Poorly coordinated or clumsy -0.10 0.75 -0.75 0.46  
   25. Doesn't get along with other kids -0.15 0.57 -1.56 0.13  
Attention problems      
   1. Acts too young for his/her age 0.65 1.39 2.73 0.010 **
   45. Nervous, highstrung, or tense 0.65 1.25 3.03 0.005 **
   8. Can't concentrate, can't pay attention for long 0.42 1.20 2.07 0.047 *
   46. Nervous movements or twitching 0.39 1.55 1.48 0.15  
   41. Impulsive or acts without thinking 0.31 1.23 1.48 0.15  
   13. Confused or seems to be in a fog 0.24 1.27 1.12 0.27  
   61. Poor school work 0.17 1.23 0.82 0.42  
   10. Can't sit still, restless, or hyperactive 0.15 0.99 0.90 0.37  
   17. Day-dreams or gets lost in his/her thoughts 0.14 1.05 0.77 0.45  
   80. Stares blankly 0.06 1.11 0.31 0.76  
   62. Poorly coordinated or clumsy -0.10 0.75 -0.75 0.46  
  1. Mean scores (d), standard deviations (SD), and t and p values. The d values reflect the deviations from the Dutch normative population in standard deviation units, where a positive score indicates that the adolescents with short stature are judged to have more problems than the norm group.
  2. The d values have the following common effect sizes: a value smaller than 0.2 reflects no deviation from the norm, while values between 0.2 and 0.5, between 0.5 and 0.8, and greater than 0.8 reflect small, moderate, and large deviations, respectively [42]. T-tests examined whether norm deviation scores deviated from zero (the norm). * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01
  3. Note that some items of the CBCL load on more than one scale