Table 4

Opinions regarding therapeutic hypothermia randomised controlled trial

Please state your strength of agreement with the following:nAgreement* n (%)Mean SD
There is clinical equipoise4624 (52)3.50.69
It is ethical to perform a RCT4640 (87)4.20.72
I approve of the use of deferred consent4634 (74)3.81.10
Would you:nYes n (%)No n (%)Don't know n (%)
Support a comparative intervention trial?4740 (85)2 (4)5 (11)
Support a method of cooling study?4534 (76)5 (11)6 (13)
Allow your patients to be recruited?4743 (91)1 (2)3 (6)
Use a trial protocol in your ED?4841 (85)1 (2)6 (13)
  • * Agreement = percentage responding ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’.

  • Mean score on a Likert scale: 5 (strongly agree), 4 (agree), 3 (neutral), 2 (disagree) and 1 (strongly disagree).