Table 3.

Parent-Identified, Suburban Practice/Pediatrician–Endorsed Partnership Concepts with Probability Scores <80.00% for Any Group, and Dropped Partnership Concepts

Concept/Statement*Pediatricians (n = 24)Parents
Suburban Practice (n = 90)Health Center (n = 101)All (n = 191)
Parent identified
    27. Being available any time of day or night344.8285.0899.9494.89
    28. Discussing child's care with other professionals60.5494.1280.3886.85
    29. Spending as much time as possible with parent/child374.2688.7687.5088.12
    30. Avoiding legal issues interfering with pediatrician relationship with parent and child61.8696.7799.5198.55
    31. Agreeing with physician on treatment plan65.9695.9096.3396.21
Identified by suburban practice/pediatricians
    32. Making recommendations about a course of treatment99.9490.3051.0767.72
    33. Involving parent in defining the problem99.5298.7566.6181.32
    34. Including the child in a discussion of his/her condition1691.6979.6040.6057.36
    35. Including an age-appropriate child in planning a course of treatment1698.3598.5369.4782.71
    36. Giving specific reassuring information95.0198.1567.1181.69
    37. Including parent's recommendations about what should be included in treatment plan89.6985.8365.5174.92
    38. Giving advice on how to stay healthy in future91.69100.0067.6183.62
Identified as negative
    39. Engaging in social talk1539.6839.6122.7330.69
    40. Pediatrician sharing personal information about self15.8822.3026.6124.77
No defined trend
    41. Asking parent's opinion about child's treatment91.6982.7771.4976.50
    42. Involving parent in deciding how to manage child's condition97.1899.6075.6387.44
    43. Giving verbal praise278.2162.8486.4974.83
    44. Giving advice on how to reduce risk of future illness93.04100.0073.4487.62
    45. Giving nonverbal encouragement (Cox et al, 2007)87.6672.9276.5374.92
  • * Concepts with references were inspired by peer-reviewed articles regarding partnership as it applied to parents and children.