Table 3.

Did the Treatment Help or Hurt?

HelpfulnessPatientParent
Yes, improved21 (70%)26 (59%)
No better, not worse8 (27%)15 (34%)
Worse, side effects0 (0%)1 (2%)
Neutral, not sure1 (3%)2 (5%)
Total30 (100%)44 (100%)
  • * Of the 47 families interviewed, 30 patients and 44 parents responded to these items. In some cases (eg, older adolescents), parents deferred to the child's answer; in other cases, the patient (often a younger or more shy child) wanted the parent to answer.