Table 15-181Self management and standard care vs. standard care – Clinical study characteristics

OutcomeNumber of studiesDesignLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessImprecision
Mean IPSS351Randomised trialNo serious limitationsNo serious inconsistencyNo serious indirectnessSerious imprecision (a)
Quality of life351Randomised trialNo serious limitationsNo serious inconsistencyNo serious indirectnessSerious imprecision (a)
Qmax0
a

Imprecision due to sample sizes being inadequate to detect a minimally important difference for the primary outcomes (IPSS and quality of life) or the confidence intervals are wide and cross or are close to the MID therefore making estimate of effect uncertain.

Imprecision due to sample sizes being inadequate to detect a minimally important difference for the primary outcomes (IPSS and quality of life) or the confidence intervals are wide and cross or are close to the MID therefore making estimate of effect uncertain.

From: 15, Provision of information to, and support of, patients

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