Table 3

OLS regressions with PEPC scales as dependent variables (N = 2872)
PEPC Scales
Characteristics Doctor services Hospital facilities Information discharge Information tests Nursing services Organization
Child’s age -.03 .09*** -.00 .05* .03 .03
Gender (girls = 1) -.02 -.04* .01 .00 .01 .00
Age respondent .06** -.03 .04 .03 .01 .03
Ethnicity 1.45 2.72 .14 .42 3.08* 6.67**
 Norwegian/Sami Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 European .01 .01 .00 .01 .01 .02
 Non-European .03 .04* .01 .01 .04* .06***
Education .31 1.16 .13 .32 .91 3.10*
 Primary Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Secondary -.03 -.03 -.02 -.03 -.01 -.01
 Graduate -.02 -.05 -.01 -.03 -.01 -.04
 Post-grad. -.03 -.02 -.01 -.02 .02 -.06*
Main activity 1.95 1.24 3.93** 4.38** 5.64*** 2.47*
 Other/missing Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Disability pension -.01 -.01 -.03 -.00 -.01 -.02
 Education -.00 -.03 -.05* -.02 -.02 .00
 Home working -.04 .01 -.05* .01 -.03 .01
 Salary working -.06* -.03 -.09*** -.07** -.10*** -.05*
Marital status .69 .17 .15 .33 .44 4.17*
 Married Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Partner -.02 .00 -.00 -.01 -.00 .02
 Single .00 .01 .01 .00 .01 .05**
Info on new medication 47.96*** 8.39*** 41.09*** 64.68*** 46.40*** 27.56***
 Irrelevant Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Not at all -.10*** -.03 -.09*** -.14*** -.12*** -.07***
 Small extent -.11*** -.09*** -.10*** -.13*** -.09*** -.06***
 Some extent -.06** -.06** -.06** -.05** -.04* -.03
 Large extent .05** .00 .07*** .06** .04* .04*
 Very large extent .18*** .05* .16*** .19*** .17*** .14***
Staff eased pain 13.40*** 4.60** 8.25*** 22.69*** 34.78*** 20.39***
 Irrelevant/don’t know Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Yes, fully .09*** .04 .07** .14*** .14*** .11***
 Yes, partly -.03 -.03 -.03 .02 -.02 -.01
 No -.01 -.03 -.01 -.04* -.07*** -.05**
Type of treatment .66 14.24*** 1.59 1.98 .75 .06
 Medical Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Surgery .01 -.10*** -.02 .03 -.02 .00
 Other .02 -.01 -.03 -.00 .01 -.00
Help friends/family .97 2.04 4.81** 1.60 2.79* 1.69
 No other child Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Yes -.02 .04 -.00 .03 .03 .05*
 No -.03 -.00 -.05** -.00 -.02 .02
 Wished no help -.03 .04 .02 .04 .02 .04
Not alone with child .03 .02 .03 .05** .06*** .03*
Child’s health status .03 .05* .17*** .05** .03 .05*
Health worsened/impr. .02 .02 .06** .02 .02 -.01
Times hospital last 2y .05** -.12*** .10*** .06*** .01 .08***
Unexpected waiting -.11*** -.11*** -.07*** -.15*** -.16*** -.20***
Incorrect treatment -.11*** .04* -.09*** -.09*** -.00 -.09***
Disappointed with staff -.25*** -.20*** -.19*** -.21*** -.28*** -.29***
F 35.99*** 17.00*** 31.40*** 43.15*** 44.92*** 47.51***
Adjusted R-square .29 .16 .27 .33 .34 .36

Notes: PEPC indicates parent experiences with pediatric care.; F-statistic and statistical significance for each of the nested model F-tests in bold. Beta coefficients. Statistical significance: *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001.

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