Table 5

 Parental recall of side effects of total-body cooling (55 parents of 30 babies)

n (%)
Aware of side effects before signing consent form19 (34)
Aware of side effects after signing consent form4 (7)
Side effects not acknowledged, although clearly informed about them (eg, had read main information sheet)18 (33)
Not aware of side effects, although given main information sheet (but this had not been read)8 (15)
Not properly informed of side effects6 (11)
Total number55 (100)