Table 6.

Minimum Detectable Between-Group Differences in Outcomes

OutcomeDetectable Difference at 6 moDetectable Difference at 9 to 12 mo
Systolic BP10 mmHg12 mmHg
LDL cholesterol59 mg/dl72 mg/dl
HbA1C (%)1.3 percentage points1.5 percentage points
SF-36 HRQL (100-pt scale)6.5 points6.9 points
Satisfaction with doctor (scale 0–10)na1.3 points
Satisfaction with healthcare (scale 0–10)na3.0 points
  • BP, blood pressure; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; HRQL, health-related quality of life.