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Table 2 Head and neck cancer survivors’ preferences for dietary counseling assessed post-intervention during a 12-week dietary intervention trial

From: Head and neck cancer survivors’ preferences for and evaluations of a post-treatment dietary intervention

  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Total (N = 23) Control (N = 12) Experimental (N = 11)
From whom would you most like to receive diet counseling?
 Registered Dietitian 18 (79) 8 (67) 10 (91)
 Physician 1 (4) 1 (8) 0 (0)
 Nurse 1 (4) 0 (0) 1 (9)
 No Preference 3 (13) 3 (25) 0 (0)
How would you most like to receive diet counseling?
 Face-to-face 5 (22) 3 (25) 2 (18)
 Telephone 7 (30) 4 (33) 3 (27.3)
 Written material (ex: pamphlet, book) 5 (22) 2 (17) 3 (27.3)
 Interactive workbook 1 (4) 1 (8) 0 (0)
 No preference 5 (22) 2 (17) 3 (27.3)
How would you prefer to receive dietary counseling sessions?
 One-on-one sessions 21 (91) 11 (92) 10 (91)
 Group sessions 2 (9) 1 (8) 1 (9)
What is the most you would be willing to pay for dietary counseling? (N = 22)
 $0/ month 9 (41) 4 (33) 5 (50)
 $1–10/month 1 (5) 0 (0) 1 (10)
 $11–20/month 4 (18) 3 (25) 1 (10)
 $21–30/month 2 (9) 0 (0) 2 (20)
 $31–40/month 2 (9) 2 (17) 0 (0)
 More than $40/month 4 (18) 3 (25) 1 (10)
What is the farthest you are willing to travel for dietary counseling?
 0 miles 1 (4) 1 (8) 0 (0)
 1–15 miles 5 (22) 2 (17) 3 (27)
 16–30 miles 5 (22) 3 (25) 2 (18)
 31–45 miles 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 46–60 miles 5 (22) 4 (33) 1 (9)
 More than 60 miles 7 (30) 2 (17) 5 (46)
When do you think is the ideal time for head and neck cancer patients to start a dietary intervention/counseling program?
 Before treatment 11 (48) 5 (42) 6 (55)
 During treatment 2 (9) 1 (8) 1 (9)
 Immediately following treatment 7 (30) 4 (33) 3 (27)
 6 months after treatment 3 (13) 2 (17) 1 (9)