Table 3

Outcome at 2 years after diagnosis in the prosperous population before (n = 44) and after (n = 23) introduction of the parental education programme

Before introduction of the parental education programme (n = 44)After introduction of the parental education programme (n = 23)p Value comparing the two periods
Treatment refusal1 (2%)1 (4%)NS
Treatment abandonment0 (0%)3 (13%)0.037
Treatment-related death8 (18%)9 (39%)NS
Progressive or relapsed leukaemia12 (27%)1 (4%)0.026
Event-free survival23 (52%)9 (39%)NS