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Table 1 Characteristics of eligible patients who were and were not recruited

From: The feasibility and acceptability of conducting a trial of specialist medical care and the Lightning Process in children with chronic fatigue syndrome: feasibility randomized controlled trial (SMILE study)

  Recruited to SMILE n = 56 Eligible but not recruited n = 100
  Mean (standard deviation) Mean (standard deviation)
Age (years) 14.8 (1.6) 14.8 (1.6)
Female 42 (76.4%) 71 (73.2%)
  Median (Q1 to Q3) Median (Q1 to Q3)
Time to assessment (months) 12 (7 to 21) 12 (6 to 24)
Chalder fatigue score (0 to 33) 25 (23 to 27) 25 (21 to 28)
SF-36 physical function (0 to 100) 55 (44 to 65) 55 (35 to 70)
Anxiety (Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale) (0 to 90) 35 (21 to 52) 33 (21 to 46)
Number of symptoms (0 to 14) 9 (7 to 10) 9 (7 to 10)
Anxiety (HADS) (0 to 21) 10.5 (7.5 to 13) 9 (7 to 12)
Depression (HADS) (0 to 21) 8 (6 to 10) 8 (5 to 11)
Visual analogue pain 52 (35 to 73) 49 (15 to 68)
School attendance in the previous week: n (%) n (%)
None 5 (9.3%) 24 (24.0%)
10% 7 (13.0%) 4 (4.0%)
20% 4 (7.4%) 6 (6.0%)
40% 9 (16.7%) 12 (12.0%)
60% 13 (24.1%) 28 (28.0%)
80% 13 (24.1%) 21 (21.0%)
100% 3 (5.6%) 3 (3.0%)
Not applicable 0 (0.0%) 2 (2.0%)
  1. HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.