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Table 5 Comparison of the results with criteria for study success

From: Healthy Parent Carers programme: development and feasibility of a novel group-based health-promotion intervention

  Criteria for study success Results
Feasibility
 Recruitment Recruiting at least 20 participants within a month. 12 expressions of interest and seven participants included.
 Attendance Majority of participants attending at least 5 out of 6 sessions. All participants attended at least 5 out of 6 sessions.
 Retention Retaining at least 70% of participants at the 2-month follow up. No participants dropped out from the programme. All participants remained in the programme until Session 6, and all returned the post-intervention and follow-up questionnaires.
Acceptability
   (mean, % scores 4-5a)
 Satisfaction High participants’ overall satisfaction with the programme (≥80% scores 4–5). 4.2 (83%)
 Delivery High participants’ satisfaction with the programme delivery (≥80% scores 4–5). 4.3 (94%)
 Content High participants’ satisfaction with the programme content (≥80% scores 4–5). 4.7 (100%)
 Relevance High participants’ perception of relevance of the programme (≥80% scores 4–5). 4.4 (98%)
  1. aMean score on 1 to 5 scale, where score 4 indicated ‘satisfied’ and 5 ‘very satisfied’