Table 1

Study demographics

VariablesModel group (n=45)Control group (n=52)p Value
Parental age (years)44±741±90.1
Patient age (years)14±510±60.001
Sex (F/M)33/940/120.8
Level of education (n)
 6th form1315
 After 6th form77
 University graduate911
 University postgraduate48
 Other910 
 Total42*51* 
  • Note: 6th form is equivalent to 12th grade in the USA.

  • *One participant in the control group did not want to disclose this information, while the missing three from the total in the intervention group refer to those three cases in which the patients attended the clinic without their parents.

  • F, female; M, male.