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Table 5 Sensitivity analyses by treatment group

From: Cost-utility of a walking programme for moderately depressed, obese, or overweight elderly women in primary care: a randomised controlled trial

Manipulation of variables Incremental cost versus
best care per person (€)
Cost utility ratio
(€/QALY)
Number of participants:   
   - 30% lower 58 439
   - 30% higher* 47 356
   - 50% lower or higher 41 311
   - Distributed in 3 groups* 61 462
Including 5 h/week for assessment 61 462
Salary of technician:   
   - 30% lower 29 220
   - 30% higher 54 409
Best scenario of salary,
participation and effectiveness†
27 94
Worst scenario of salary,
participation and effectiveness‡
115 871
  1. * Requires 5 additional hours of the technician
  2. †Salary 30% lower + Participation 30 persons per group + QALY differential at higher limit of 95% confidence interval + distributed in two groups
  3. ‡Salary 30% higher + Participation 30% lower + QALY differential at lower limit of 95% confidence interval + distributed in three groups.