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Carer administration of subcutaneous medication was acceptable and feasible, but low recruitment overall and low retention in the usual care group indicate the success of a future trial may be uncertain.

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Marlise Poolman 1,*, Jessica Roberts 1, Stella Wright 1, Annie Hendry 1, Nia Goulden 2, Emily AF Holmes 1, Anthony Byrne 3, Paul Perkins 4,5, Zoe Hoare 2, Annmarie Nelson 3, Julia Hiscock 1, Dyfrig Hughes 1, Julie O’Connor 5, Betty Foster 6, Liz Reymond 7, Sue Healy 8, Penney Lewis 9, Bee Wee 10, Rosalynde Johnstone 11, Rossela Roberts 12, Anne Parkinson 5, Sian Roberts 11, Clare Wilkinson 1

1 School of Health Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
2 North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
3 Marie Curie Research Centre, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
4 Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, UK
5 Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cheltenham, UK
6 Public Contributor, North Wales Cancer Patient Forum, North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, Bodelwyddan, UK
7 Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Southport, QLD, Australia
8 Metro South Palliative Care Service, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
9 Centre for Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London, London, UK
10 Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
11 Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, UK
12 School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
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