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Table 8 Illustrative examples of participant reported facilitators in adhering to and completing the intervention

From: A randomised feasibility study of computerised cognitive training as a therapeutic intervention for people with Huntington’s disease (CogTrainHD)

FacilitatorsParticipant IDIllustrative Quotes
Commitment010“you have got to have that commitment to it, for that half an hour. Umm, because if you don’t then err, you’re not going to get the results from it.”
Determination006
007
“ I just catch up when I am, I’ve not done it, but umm I haven’t worried about not doing it, I just knew that I then had to catch it up to try and keep on track.”
“I love a challenge. I don’t give up on a challenge until I thoroughly complete it.”
Diagnosis010“And obviously if I keep on at it …. that’ll help me in my later years, you know. Umm, with the diagnosis in front of me really.”
Help/support011
020
“Yeh, she (family member) was helping me, showing me what to do.”
“(it impacted on those around me)… with everyone’s help that I needed.”
Interest in the results of the study027“It will be interesting to see if there are positive results in the motor skills that would be interesting wouldn’t it for other people.”
Motivation010
023
“I think it has built up my motivation and err that err, yeh it really has motivated me in a big big way.”
“It allowed me to get up out of bed and it motivated me.”
Routine007
010
029
030
“I mean it is sort of like everything, you’ve got to fit it in and I am quite busy…it didn’t take a huge amount of effort as such, as long as you do, be flexible with your time.”
“(when did you play the brain training games?) Lunchtime mostly”
“I just catch up when I am, I’ve not done it, but umm I haven’t worried about not doing it, I just knew that I then had to catch it up to try and keep on track.”
“I tended to kind of like do them at fairly similar sort of times you know sort of not late at night or kind of just you know errr yeh. Cos sometimes you know it would take a bit longer than expected, but you know I tried to generally sort of do it you know sort of like umm late morning lunchtime ish most days.”
  1. Reported facilitators are grouped according to theme and presented in alphabetical order