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Table 2 Proportion of participants with the appropriate response for the main results of the review, by randomised comparison

From: Do Cochrane summaries help student midwives understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews: the BRIEF randomised trial

  Number (%) with appropriate response for clear findings review Number (%) with appropriate response for uncertain findings review
Comparison 1: abstract versus plain language summary
  Yes No Yes No
 Abstract group 243 (59.6 %) 165 (40.4 %) 174 (42.7 %) 234 (57.4 %)
 Plain language group 260 (64.2 %) 145 (35.8 %) 159 (39.3 %) 246 (60.7 %)
Comparison 2: conclusions versus no conclusions
 Conclusions 255 (63.3 %) 148 (36.7 %) 180 (44.7 %) 223 (55.3 %)
 No conclusions 248 (60.5 %) 162 (39.5 %) 153 (37.3 %) 257 (62.7 %)