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Table 1 Percentage EPIC-26 answered and returned electronically by 8th, 10th and 22nd day since email sent, and relative percentage increase in return from 8 to 10th day

From: Quantifying the effect email reminders have on patient reported outcome measure returns in a large prostate cancer registry

  N (column %) Cumulative % returned 8th day Cumulative % returned 10th day Cumulative % returned 22nd day Relative percentage increase in return from 8 to 10th day
Overall 5065 69.9 76.4 88 9.3
Day of the week first email sent
Monday 669 (13.2) 69.5 78.3 88.3 12.7
Tuesday 826 (16.3) 68.2 74 86.4 8.5
Wednesday 920 (18.2) 68.2 75.4 88.3 10.7
Thursday 852 (16.8) 71.1 76.6 88 7.8
Friday 848 (16.7) 70.5 75.2 87.4 6.7
Saturday 950 (18.8) 71.9 79.2 89.3 10.1
Age group
 < 55 326 (6.4) 68.4 72.7 83.4 6.3
55 – 64 1472 (29.1) 69.3 76 88.6 9.7
65 – 74 2396 (47.3) 71 77.4 88.8 9
 ≥ 75 871 (17.2) 68.7 76 86.3 10.7
SES quartile*
1st (most disadvantaged) 774 (15.3) 70.9 76.2 87.3 7.5
2nd 1008 (19.9) 67.6 74.9 87.3 10.9
3rd 1148 (22.7) 71.1 76.3 88.1 7.4
4th (most advantaged) 2123 (42.0) 70.1 77.4 88.5 10.3
  1. *12 missing SES. NB it is an expected result that more incident cases of prostate cancer are from men resident in socioeconomically advantaged areas