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Table 5 Average and SD of parents’ responses to the end-of-study questionnaire. Scores ranged from 1 to 5, whereby 1 indicated non-agreement with a statement (i.e. ‘strongly disagree’), and 5 indicated agreement with the statement (i.e. ‘strongly agree’)

From: Very preterm infants engage in an intervention to train their control of attention: results from the feasibility study of the Attention Control Training (ACT) randomised trial

   Written information clear Oral communication clear Difficulties understanding information about study The study was important Difficult to attend weekly Would have preferred home visits Sessions too long Baby enjoyed study Baby tired by end of sessions Taking part demanding Would recommend to other parents Would take part again Would have liked to know group allocation
Control Mean 4.67 4.67 1.00 4.67 1.00 2.33 2.00 4.00 4.00 1.33 4.67 5.00 2.67
  SD 0.58 0.58 0.58 1.15 1.00 1.00 0.58 0.58 0.58
Intervention Mean 4.75 4.75 2.25 5.00 2.25 3.33 2.25 3.75 3.75 2.00 4.75 4.75 2.75
  SD 0.50 0.50 1.89 0.00 1.26 0.58 0.96 0.50 0.50 1.41 0.50 0.50 0.50
Total Mean 4.71 4.71 1.71 4.86 1.71 2.83 2.14 3.86 3.86 1.71 4.71 4.86 2.71
  SD 0.49 0.49 1.50 0.38 1.11 0.98 0.90 0.38 0.69 1.11 0.49 0.38 0.49