Table 2

Outcome measures as reported by healthcare professionals for the inpatient setting (n=133) 

(four unclear outcomes, such as ‘easy-simple delivery’, are not displayed)

Patient-related outcomes
DomainOutcomeTotal, n (%)
CryingDuration
Frequency
No crying
Severity of crying
66 (50)
11 (8)
5 (4)
2 (2)
Hospital(Reduced) duration of hospitalisation/reduced hospital admission
Fewer consultations with healthcare professional
30 (23)
5 (4)
SleepSleeping time (more/less)
Quality of sleeping
14 (11)
4 (3)
DiscomfortDiscomfort of child/pain/ abdominal distension
(Time to) resolution of symptoms
22 (17)
3 (2)
StoolNormal stools/quality of stools/stool consistency or frequency
Constipation/diarrhoea/blood in stool
Features of intestinal microbiota
13 (10)
9 (7)
1 (1)
FeedingFeeding (pattern/problems/milk tolerance)
Feeding (type)
20 (15)
1 (1)
GrowthNormal growth/thriving/weight gain
Faltering growth
18 (14)
2 (2)
Gastrointestinal problemsVomiting/spitting/regurgitation
Bloating/flatulence
Better digestion/gastrointestinal functioning
7 (5)
3 (2)
2 (2)
Diagnostic testsNo/decrease clinical investigation/examinations (laboratory, X-ray)
Diagnostic tools, used to rule out organic problems
9 (7)
1 (1)
MedicationNeed for/use of medication: probiotics/analgetics/antireflux medication9 (7)
StressWell-being6 (5)
CostsCost of treatment6 (5)
Other(Harmful) side effects/adverse events
Missed organic diagnosis
Any new symptoms
Feasibility/effectivity of treatment
Deterioration of child health status
Clinical status improvement
To exclude organic disease
Confirmation of diagnosis
Reaction to treatment
General measures
Neurological impairment
Apnoeas
6 (5)
6 (5)
2 (2)
2 (2)
1 (1)
1 (1)
1 (1)
1 (1)
1 (1)
1 (1)
1 (1)
1 (1)
Parent-related outcomes
Domain
OutcomeTotal, n (%)
Quality of lifeQuality of life
More happiness in the family
Relationship between parents and infant
Maternal depression
Restore normal life of parents
Working days lost
8 (6)
6 (5)
4 (3)
2 (2)
1 (1)
1 (1)
Stress(Reduced) parental/family stress/anxiety
Relaxed/coping parents
More comfort mom/parents
17 (13)
7 (5)
2 (2)
ReassuranceParental reassurance6 (5)
SleepNight rest of parents2 (2)
OtherParental satisfaction
No (physical) harm to infant
Parental view/concern of severe disease
Structure, rhythm
Nurse satisfaction/staff testimony
Observation of parents handling
Conflict with medical staff
9 (7)
4 (3)
4 (3)
2 (2)
2 (2)
1 (1)
1 (1)
Four unclear outcomes, such as ‘easy-simple delivery’, are not displayed.