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Table 2 Number of follow-up appointments, phone calls, text messages and time spent by clinicians on treatment

From: A novel interactive mobile health support system for pediatric obesity treatment: a randomized controlled feasibility trial

Variable Intervention n = 15 Control n = 13 P1
Number of appointments, median [IQR] (min–max)2 2.0 [1.0] (0–5)3 2.0 [0.0] (1–3) 0.274
Number of phone calls, median [IQR] (min–max) 1.0 [3.0] (0–9) 2.0 [2.0] (0–5) 0.683
Number of text messages sent from staff, median [IQR] (min–max) 13.0 [10.0] (4–23) N/A N/A
Minutes for appointments and documentation, median [IQR] (min–max) 140.0 [70.0] (0–300) 120.0 [40.0] (60–180) 0.156
Minutes on phone calls and documentation, median [IQR] (min–max) 10.0 [40.0] (0–140) 10.0 [12.5] (0–60) 0.928
Minutes on text messages sent by staff, median [IQR] (min–max) 70.0 [59.0] (20–115) N/A N/A
Minutes on all contacts and documentation, median [IQR] (min–max) 215.0 [97.0] (45–526) 120.0 [67.5] (75–240) 0.002a
  1. 1p values are based on a Mann Whitney U-test
  2. 2Follow-up appointments, not including baseline
  3. 3One child was lost to follow-up after 2 months – therefore no follow-up appointments
  4. aAn alfa of < 0.05 is considered statistically significant