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Table 4 Treatment compliance (number of times salicylic acid applied or number of clinic visits for cryotherapy)

From: The effect of patients’ preference on outcome in the EVerT cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts (verruca) trial

  Mean(sd) Median(min,max) p-value
Randomised to cryotherapy    
  Preferred cryotherapy 3.58 (0.73) 4 (1, 4) 0.71
  Preferred salicylic acid 3.60 (0.52) 4 (3, 4)
  No preference 3.68 (0.79) 4 (1, 5)
Randomised to salicylic acid    
Week 1    
  Preferred salicylic acid 6.44 (1.03) 7 (4, 7) 0.89
  Preferred cryotherapy 6.53 (1.06) 7 (2, 7)
  No preference 6.23 (1.63) 7 (0, 7)
Week 3    
  Preferred salicylic acid 6.27 (2.52) 7 (0, 12) 0.24
  Preferred cryotherapy 5.79 (3.55) 6 (0, 22)  
  No preference 5.04 (2.23) 6 (0, 7)