Table 6

Obtained and missing data measurement points for patients and carers in BIS Phase II RCT

ID No.

Interview no.


t1

t2

t3

t4

t5


Pt

Carer

Pt

Carer

Pt

Carer

Pt

Carer

Pt

Carer


001

D

D

D

D

D

D

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


003

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D


004

D

D

D

D

D

D

DI

DI

D

D


005

D

D

D

D

D

D

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


006

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

DP

D

D


009

D

D

D

D

D

D

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


011

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D


013

D

D

D

D

D

D

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


014

D

U

D

U

D

U

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


016

D

D

D

D

D

D

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


017

D

D

D

D

D

D

DP

DP

D

D


019

D

D

D

X

D

DP

DP

DP

D

D


020

D

D

D

D

D

D

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


No. taped

13

12

13

11

13

11

3

2

6

6


No. of interviews/total sought

13/13

12/13

13/13

11/13

13/13

12/13

6/6

6/6

6/6

6/6


Key:

D = completed data collection point by interview and taped

DI = completed data collection point by interview, but not taped

DP = completed data collection point postally (at patient/carer request due to holiday), but not taped

n/a = not applicable i.e. in fast-track group

X = data collection point missed due to carer burden (family illness and other caring commitments)

U = carer unavailable due to house move

Farquhar et al. BMC Palliative Care 2009 8:9   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-8-9

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