Table 6

PRECIS-2 scoring tool

PRECIS-2 DomainScore [Likert scale 1 (very explanatory) – 5 (very pragmatic)]
1. Eligibility: To what extent are the participants in the trial similar to those who would receive this intervention if it was part of usual care?5
2. Recruitment: How much extra effort is made to recruit participants over and above what would be used in the usual care setting to engage with patients?5
3. Setting: How different are the settings of the trial from the usual setting?5
4. Organisation: How different are the resources, provider expertise, and the organisation of care delivery in the intervention arm of the trial from those available in usual care?4
5. Flexibility (delivery): How different is the flexibility in how the intervention is delivered and the flexibility anticipated in usual care?4
6. Flexibility (adherence): How different is the flexibility in how participants are monitored and encouraged to adhere to the intervention from the flexibility anticipated in usual care?4
7. Follow-up: How different is the intensity of measurement and follow-up of participants in the trial from the typical follow-up in usual care?3
8. Primary outcome: To what extent is the trial’s primary outcome directly relevant to participants?5
9. Primary analysis: To what extent are all data included in the analysis of the primary outcome?N/A (the present study provides an analysis of secondary outcome data)
Mean score: 4.4