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Table 2 Comparison of responses between the intervention and control group

From: Comparison of group counseling with individual counseling in the comprehension of informed consent: a randomized controlled trial

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