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Table 1 Comparison Group Characteristics and Scores on Measures

From: A study comparing the experiences of family and friends of young people with borderline personality disorder features with family and friends of young people with other serious illnesses and general population adults

Measure Comparison group Method of data collection for comparison group Mean (range) age of young person Mean (standard deviation) score on measure of comparison group
Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K-10) Australian adults (N = 8841; [32]) Face-to-face interview 14.50 (9.40)
Carers of young people diagnosed with cancer (N = 204; [30]) Questionnaires distributed to and returned by carers via post 21.60 (15–25) 18.05 (7.98)
Carers of young people with first-episode psychosis (N = 124; [26]) Telephone interview – (15-25) 22.50 (12.25)
Experiences of Caregiving Inventory - Positive Scale (ECI-P) Carers of young people with anorexia nervosa (N = 71; [29]) Self-report questionnaires 24.00 (−) 28.00 (8.80)
Carers of young people with first-episode psychosis (N = 63; [27]) Face-to-face interview 20.11 (15–25) 29.45 (2.45)
Experiences of Caregiving Inventory - Negative Scale (ECI-N) Carers of young people with anorexia nervosa (N = 71; [29]) Self-report questionnaires 24.00 (−) 84.00 (35.00)
Carers of young people with first-episode psychosis (N = 63; [27]) Face-to-face interview 20.11 (15–25) 73.65 (6.65)
Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations - Task-Oriented Scale (CISS-T) Canadian adults (N = 483; [33]) Self-report questionnaires 57.87 (11.05)
Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations - Emotion-Oriented Scale (CISS-E) Canadian adults (N = 483; [33]) Self-report questionnaires 40.87 (11.82)
Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations - Avoidance-Oriented Scale (CISS-A) Canadian adults (N = 483; [33]) Self-report questionnaires 43.96 (11.10)
Family Questionnaire - Critical Comments Scale (FQ-CC) Carers of young people with a diagnosed eating disorder (N = 193; [28]) Self-report questionnaires 21.30 (−) 23.40 (5.50)
Carers of young people with first-episode psychosis (N = 63; [27]) Face-to-face interview 20.11 (15–25) 21.55 (1.30)
Family Questionnaire - Emotional Overinvolvement Scale (FQ-EOI) Carers of young people with a diagnosed eating disorder (N = 193; [28]) Self-report questionnaires 21.30 (−) 28.20 (4.40)
Carers of young people with first-episode psychosis (N = 63; [27]) Face-to-face interview 20.11 (15–25) 25.10 (1.15)
  1. Note. “–” = data not reported or not applicable