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Table 6 Means and standard deviations of FGC divided into four groups

From: Cost-effectiveness of Family Group Conferencing in child welfare: a controlled study

  n of subgroups T1 - pretest T4 – 6 months after T5–12 months after
   n / % n / % n / %
Indications of child maltreatment
 FGC – dropped out in referral phase 20 5 / 25.0 2 / 10.0 2 / 10.0
 FGC – dropped out after informative meeting 10 2 / 20.0 2 / 20.0 1 / 10.0
 FGC – dropped out in preparation phase 8 3 / 37.5 2 / 25.0 1 / 12.5
 FGC – completed with conference 8 3 / 37.5 3 / 37.5 1 / 12.5
   M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Empowerment
 FGC – dropped out in referral phase 20 4.34 (0.51) 4.67 (0.41) 4.29 (0.88)
 FGC – dropped out after informative meeting 10 3.98 (0.51) 4.29 (0.57) 4.05 (0.56)
 FGC – dropped out in preparation phase 8 4.22 (0.40) 4.07 (0.56) 4.14 (0.25)
 FGC – completed with conference 8 4.57 (0.44) 4.31 (0.50) 4.44 (0.38)
Social support
 FGC – dropped out in referral phase 20 3.44 (0.49) 3.58 (0.43) 3.55 (0.31)
 FGC – dropped out after informative meeting 10 3.38 (0.46) 3.66 (0.31) 3.61 (0.44)
 FGC – dropped out in preparation phase 8 3.32 (0.39) 3.51 (0.49) 3.54 (0.42)
 FGC – completed with conference 8 3.66 (0.23) 3.72 (0.35) 3.68 (0.29)