It wasn’t until we were underway, and I was clearly getting a local reaction and my husband wasn’t, that we thought, you know, that is quite a commitment to make and you’re not actually, well, he wasn’t getting any benefit from it. And they didn’t make it clear at the beginning that they would make the intervention available after, at the end of the trial, if it turned out you were on the placebo. So I think he did quite well to make the commitment the whole way through and follow through on it.
Did he ever think about dropping out? Or did you?
Occasionally it was a bit of a chore. But the nurse that was running the trial tried to be as flexible as he could be. And if something came up, and we absolutely couldn’t make it in one of the weeks, then he was able to let us come in the following week. I’m not sure what impact that would have on the results or anything like that. But clearly his clinical advisers thought that it was certainly worth, you know, being slightly flexible to keep us in the trial.