Table 1

Items on the "Child" scales
Scale Description and explanation/instructions in the questionnaire Items
Relationship with your child … Understanding of your child?
… Empathy for your child?
… Time spent with your child?
… Taking your child seriously?
… Encouragement and support of your child?
… Patience with your child?
Child - Interaction
    In general
(not merely based on the last visit), how satisfied are you with this pediatrician's:
… Treating your child as an individual?
Relationship with your child … is appropriate for my child's age.
Child - Information How would you rate the information your child has received from this pediatrician? … is appropriate for my child's development status.
The information my child has received: … is appropriate for my child's capacity and willingness to absorb the information.
Relationship with your child · He/She informs my child of different choices of treatment.
Child – Decision making How does this pediatrician involve your child in decision making and in processes such as examination and treatment? · He/She informs my child of the advantages and disadvantages of the different choices of treatment.
· He/She then asks my child which treatment the child prefers.
· I am satisfied with the extent to which my child is involved in decision making.

Bitzer et al.

Bitzer et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:347   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-347

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