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Table 4 Views on randomisation

From: The acceptability and impact of a randomised controlled trial of welfare rights advice accessed via primary health care: qualitative study

I probably wouldn't know whether I was in the first group or the second group, so I mean you wouldn't be worried about it ... . Well I don't think it would bother me really because you got there in the end you know. It's not like it's a race ... it's just one of those things isn't it. (Case 19, female, 82, intervention)
If they couldn't see everyone all at once ... if you say it was randomly done, so they didn't even assess the pros and cons of the person's case so that was fair, wasn't it? (Case 7, male, 75, control)
I mean, if people sign up and they know that they're on course to be seen six months later, and if they're unfortunate to be in the second group, hard cheese. (Case 8, male, 77, intervention)
I thought, well that would have been lovely if I'd had that six months ago or a year ago. I mean I didn't know that you'd done what you'd said you'd done. (Case 22, female, 78, control)
Well, I just accepted that really. I thought, well if I wasn't in the first group that would be it, I would just come into the second group. But as time goes on, maybe I might have thought it was unfair you know that I could have had that money and all this help sooner. (Case 2, female, 74, intervention)