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Table 4 Responses to questionnaire on modified package leaflet (statins with placebo comparison)

From: Understanding adverse drug reactions in package leaflets – an exploratory survey among health care professionals

Extract of questionnaire
Frequency of side effects that were reported in clinical trials on statins with 37,938 patients (excerpt, Cochrane review 2013):
  Statins Placebo
 Muscle pain 9.5 % 9.2 %
Question: If 100 patients take this statin – in how many of them does the intake of this statin cause muscle pain?a
 Responses (No) 0 1 >1 >10 No response
 Format multiple choice
 Group 4 (n = 124) Diabetes experts 16 (13 %) 17 (14 %) 65 (52 %) 9 (7 %) 17 (14 %)
 Group 5 (n = 39) Medical students 6 (15 %) 6 (15 %) 22 (57 %) 4 (10 %) 1 (3 %)
  1. aPossible answers: “0” would be the correct answer. Since we have not provided any p-values for this table and therefore statistical significance cannot be identified, “1” would also be accepted