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Table 4 Agreement between self-completed measures of symptoms, incontinence, EQ-5D-5 L, and pain pre-randomisation and pre-treatment (baseline)

From: Design, planning and implementation lessons learnt from a surgical multi-centre randomised controlled trial

Measure Mean change (95% agreement limits) Difference in mean change Ratio of variances
HAL RBL
Haemorrhoid symptom score 0.0 (−3.0, 3.0) 0.1 (−3.0, 3.1) −0.1 (p = 0.823) 0. 96 (p = 0.864)
EQ-5D-5L −0.01 (− 0.13, 0.11) −0.00 (− 0.12, 0.11) −0.01 (p = 0.508) 1.11 (p = 0.691)
Vaizey Faecal incontinence score −0.1 (−5.6, 5.3) 0.4 (−2.7, 3.5) −0.5 (p = 0.231) 3.14 (p < 0.001)
VAS pain 0.2 (− 3.8, 4.2) −0.0 (− 2.5, 2.4) 0.2 (p = 0.479) 2.63 (p < 0.001)
  1. Reproduced with permission from Brown et al. 2016 [27]. HAL haemorrhoidal artery ligation, RBL rubber band ligation, EQ-5D-5L Euroqol - 5 dimensions - 5 levels questionnaire, VAS visual analogue scale