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Table 4 Feasibility aspects of the trial and intervention fidelity

From: The effects of a family-centered psychosocial-based nutrition intervention in patients with advanced cancer: the PiCNIC2 pilot randomised controlled trial

Measure Australian sample, % (n/N) Hong Kong sample
Feasibility
 Recruitment rate (patients) 10% (32/321) 14.7%
 Consent rate (patients) 44% (32/72) 47%
 Retention rate (patients completing intervention/trial) 81% (26/32) 62%
 Patients returning final assessments 56% (18/32) 48%
 Proportion of patients with caregiver 69% (22/32) 100% (inclusion criterion)
83% (from screened sample)
 Consent rate for eligible caregivers 55% (12/22) 100% (inclusion criterion)
 Retention rate (caregivers completing trial) 84% (10/12) 61%
 Caregivers returning final assessments 67% (8/12) 48%
Intervention fidelity
 % patients attending all (3) appointments 92% (11/12) 62%
 % caregivers attending all (3) appointments 67% (4/6) 62%
 Adherence of appointments to timeframe
  • Session 1 (completed within 2–3 weeks from baseline) 42% (5/12) All appointments were at fixed times through one home visiting and two phone calls for f/u
  • Session 2 (completed within 4–6 weeks from baseline) 58% (7/12)
  • Session 3 (completed within 6–8 weeks from baseline) 50% (6/12)
 % patients with treatment goal 100% 100%