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Table 3 Correlations between Sociodemographic and Clinical Dimensions and Pediatrician’s Communicative Behaviors towards the Caregiver

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

  Child’s age Time since diagnosis Guidance to caregiver Asks caregiver about doubts Caregiver’s doubts Caregiver’s age Bonding with caregiver
Time since diagnosis r = -0.29       
p < 0.01       
Guidance to caregiver r = 0.12 r = -0.21      
p = 0.02 p = 0.02      
Asks caregiver about doubts r = 0.09 r = -0.11 r = 0.50     
p = 0.07 p = 0.06 p < 0.01     
Caregiver’s doubts r = -0.07 r = 0.01 r = 0.68 r = 0.32    
p = 0.38 p = 0.79 p < 0.01 p < 0.01    
Caregiver’s age r = 0.29 r = 0.03 r = 0.08 r = -0.03 r = 0.17   
p < 0.01 p = 0.96 p = 0.33 p = 0.54 p = 0.03   
Bonding with caregiver r = -0.08 r = 0.08 r = 0.31 r = 0.43 r = 0.12 r = -0.01  
p = 0.43 p = 0.51 p < 0.01 p = 0.01 p = 0.09 p = 0.21  
Obtaining information from caregiver r = 0.05 r = -0.25 r = 0.55 r = 0.18 r = 0.20 r = 0.03 r = 0.13
p = 0.57 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 p = 0.03 p = 0.01 p = 0.69 p = 0.30