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A randomised trial of a remote home support programme for infants with major congenital heart disease
  1. Brian McCrossan1,
  2. Gareth Morgan1,2,
  3. Brian Grant1,
  4. Andrew J Sands1,
  5. Brian G Craig1,
  6. Nicola N Doherty3,
  7. Ashley M Agus4,
  8. Graine E Crealey4,
  9. Frank A Casey1
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Bristol Congenital Heart Centre, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Department of Clinical Psychology, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, UK
  4. 4Clinical Research Support Centre, The Royal Hospitals, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brian McCrossan, Specialist Registrar & Research Fellow, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Falls Road, Belfast, BT 12 6BE, UK; brianmccrossan{at}doctors.org.uk

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  • Funding This work was supported by: (1) The Paediatric Cardiology Charitable Funds of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children; was paid the research salary. (2) Questmark Limited video-conferencing company. This took the form of not charging for the use of the video-conferencing equipment and technical support. It also included paying the cost of phone line rental. None of the researchers have received any payments from this company.

  • Competing interests This study was partially funded by a videoconferencing company Questmark limited.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the research ethics committee of Queen's University, Belfast.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The data presented is complete; an additional cost analysis data was conducted. This data will be prepared for future publication.

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Footnotes

  • Funding This work was supported by: (1) The Paediatric Cardiology Charitable Funds of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children; was paid the research salary. (2) Questmark Limited video-conferencing company. This took the form of not charging for the use of the video-conferencing equipment and technical support. It also included paying the cost of phone line rental. None of the researchers have received any payments from this company.

  • Competing interests This study was partially funded by a videoconferencing company Questmark limited.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the research ethics committee of Queen's University, Belfast.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The data presented is complete; an additional cost analysis data was conducted. This data will be prepared for future publication.

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