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Table 5 Classification of adolescents based on motives

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

  Parental reports Self-reports
  Height-related stressors Worries about future prospects Behavioral problems Psychosocial problems
Group 1 (n = 4) - - - -
Group 2a (n = 3) - + - -
Group 2b (n = 4) + - - -
Group 2c (n = 4) + + - -
Group 3a (n = 4) - + + -
Group 3b (n = 7) + + + -
Group 4a (n = 6) - - - +
Group 4b (n = 2) - - + +
  1. The presence or absence of a motive is indicated by '+' and '-', respectively; motives include parental reports of the presence of height-related stressors (being teased or juvenilized), worries about future prospects (finding a spouse or job), and behavioral problems (internalizing or externalizing problems), and self-reporting of psychosocial problems (anxiety, low self-worth, or depressive mood). The four missing cases are due to one of the classifying variables being missing.