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Table 1 Study participant numbers, gender and age

From: Development of a multi-dimensional measure of resilience in adolescents: the Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire

  Participants Female Age (years)
  n % Range Mean (SD)
Focus Groups with chronically ill adolescents    
Peer support group members     
   Metropolitan (3 groups) 14 79 15 - 22  
   Regional Victoria (1 group) 6 67 14 - 24  
Hospital ward (1 group) 4 50 19  
Total focus group sample 24 71 14 - 24 18.6 (2.5)
Pilot testing of the ARQ     
Catholic secondary school students 330 60 13 - 16 14.3 (0.49)
Adolescents with a chronic illness     
   Hospital Clinics     
Asthma 31 58 12 - 17  
Neurology 4 50 15 - 17  
Cystic Fibrosis 73 51 11 - 18  
Rheumatology 23 91 12 - 18  
Adolescent Ward 13 69 13 - 18  
   Support Groups     
Diabetes 7 71 14 - 16  
Epilepsy 13 62 14 - 17  
   Peer support group (Non illness specific) 40 58 12 - 18  
   Total 204 60 11 - 18 14.9 (1.8)
Total pilot testing sample 534 60 11 - 18 14.5 (1.2)
Revision of the ARQ     
Random sample secondary schools     
   Year seven 191 48 11 - 14 12.4 (0.5)
   Year nine 260 51 14 - 17 14.9 (0.6)
Total revision sample 451 50 11 - 17 13.9 (1.4)