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Table 2 SPARE trial screening log summary information

From: Key issues in recruitment to randomised controlled trials with very different interventions: a qualitative investigation of recruitment to the SPARE trial (CRUK/07/011)

Total no. of patients considered for SPARE (22 centres; 22 months) 585
Ineligible 331 (56.6%)
Potentially eligible 254 (43.4%)
A. Approached 110 (43.3%)
1. Recruited 34 (30.9%)
2. Declined 76 (69.1%)
Due to preference 56 (73.7%)
Surgery 17 (30.4%)
Radiotherapy/No surgery 33 (58.9%)
No chemo 6 (10.7%)
Unknown/Other 20 (26.3%)
B. Not approached 105 (41.3%)
1. Due to preference 28 (26.7%)
Surgery 11 (39.3%)
Radiotherapy/No surgery 10 (35.7%)
No chemo 7 (25%)
2. Clinical Decision 22 (20.9%)
3. Unknown/Other 55 (52.4%)
Pending 39 (15.4%)
  1. Clinical centres open for recruitment to SPARE were asked to keep detailed logs of patients who were investigated for trial eligibility to record what happened to them, including reasons for including/not including them in recruitment and any reasons given for declining involvement. The analysis of these data is shown in Table 2.