Table 5

Family functioning: group means and analyses

Expressed emotion HSS (n=24) PWS (n=30)
Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.)
HSS; hyperphagic short stature; PWS, Prader—Willi syndrome.
*P<0.05; **P<0.01.
1.Frequency counts.
2.Global ratings.
Critical comments1 5.0 (3.9) 3.0 (3.0)*
Food-related critical comments1 2.4 (2.5) 1.4 (2.1)
Hostility2 0.5 (1.0) 0.2 (0.6)
Emotional overinvolvement2 1.0 (1.3) 0.7 (0.9)
Positive remarks1 1.7 (1.5) 2.0 (1.4)
Warmth2 2.1 (1.4) 3.4 (1.1)**