Table 1

Outcome at 2 years after diagnosis for the overall population before (n = 164) and after (n = 119) introduction of the parental education programme

Before introduction of the parental education progmme (n = 164)After introduction of the parental education progmme (n = 119)p Value comparing the two periods
Treatment refusal18 (11%)3 (3%)0.010
Treatment abandonment39 (24%)28 (24%)NS
Treatment-related death38 (23%)43 (36%)0.017
Progressive or relapsed leukaemia30 (18%)8 (7%)0.005
Event-free survival39 (24%)37 (31%)NS