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Table 5 Data sources for recurrence at one year

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

  RBL (N = 176) HAL (N = 161)
Recurrence at one year (total) 87 (49%) 48 (30%)
Self-reported recurrencea 37 (29%b) 34 (29%b)
Data from GP and consultant questionnairesa 60 (35%) 23 (14%)
  1. Adapted with permission from Brown et al. 2016 [27]. HAL haemorrhoidal artery ligation, RBL rubber band ligation, GP general practitioner
  2. aIndividuals may contribute data to both measures of recurrence
  3. bDenominator is number of patients returning questionnaire