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Table 2 Correlations between Sociodemographic and Clinical Dimensions and Pediatrician’s Communicative Behaviors towards the Child

From: Associations between clinical and sociodemographic data and patterns of communication in pediatric oncology

  Child’s age Time since diagnosis Guidance for child Asks child about doubts Child’s doubts Protesting Child’s schooling Bonding with child
Time since diagnosis r = -0.29        
p < 0.01        
Guidance for child r = 0.46 r = -0.01       
p < 0.01 p = 0.37       
Asks child about doubts r = 0.45 r = -0.05 r = 0.64      
p < 0.01 p = 0.11 p < 0.01      
Child’s doubts r = -0.01 r = 0.13 r = 0.49 r = 0.23     
p = 0.76 p = 0.73 p < 0.01 p < 0.01     
Protesting r = -0.32 r = 0.18 r = 0.17 r = -0.14 r = 0.15    
p = 0.01 p = 0.03 p < 0.01 p = 0.26 p = 0.27    
Child’s schooling r = 0.81 r = -0.26 r = 0.52 r = 0.50 r = 0.24 r = -0.17   
p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p = 0.02 p = 0.05   
Bonding with child r = -0.12 r = 0.23 r = 0.44 r = 0.28 r = 0.38 r = 0.13 r = 0.13  
p = 0.41 p = 0.02 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p = 0.62 p = 0.25  
Obtaining information from the child r = 0.54 r = -0.11 r = 0.64 r = 0.57 r = 0.24 r = -0.10 r = 0.62 r = 0.30
p < 0.01 p = 0.04 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p = 0.03 p = 0.27 p < 0.00 p = 0.01