Table 2

Participant and carer follow-up group preference, as stated prior to randomisation*

Participants


Minimal group

(n = 88)

Intensive group

(n = 88)

Total sample

(n = 176)


Prefer minimal

10 (5.8%)

9 (5.3%)

19 (11.1%)

Prefer intensive

17 (9.9%)

19 (11.1%)

36 (21.1%)

No preference

59 (34.5%)

57 (33.3%)

116 (67.8%)

Missing

2 (0.02%)

3 (0.03%)

5 (0.06%)


Carers


Prefer minimal

9 (5.1%)

9 (5.1%)

18 (10.2%)

Prefer intensive

35 (19.9%)

30 (17.0%)

65 (36.9%)

No preference

44 (25.0%)

49 (27.8%)

93 (52.8%)


* Percentages given are of total number of participants or total number of carers respectively.

McCarney et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007 7:30   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-30

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