Table 2

Comparison of responses between the intervention and control group

Participants' knowledge and belief about study components

Intervention

(n = 50)

Control

(n = 68)

P-value


Study involving underweight children

48 (96%)

65 (95.6%)

1.00

Knowledge of either of the two study interventions

45 (90%)

66 (97.1%)

0.13

Randomization

3 (6%)

3 (4.4%)

0.70

Collection of blood samples

50 (100%)

68 (100%)

-

Anthropometric measurements

50 (100%)

68 (100%)

-

Benefit their own child

50 (100%)

66 (97.1%)

0.51

Benefit other children

50 (100%)

68 (100%)

-

Free treatment as a perceived benefit

45 (90%)

62 (91.2%)

1.00

Consulted others before deciding about participation

16 (32%)

19 (27.9%)

0.63

Joined the study voluntarily

49 (98%)

66 (97.1%)

1.00

No difference in child's medical care if not joining the study

9 (18%)

14 (20.6%)

0.82

Could leave study at any time without adverse consequences 1

27 (45%)

27 (39.7%)

0.12


1. Comparison using χ2 test; other comparisons using Fisher's exact test

Sarkar et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-8

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