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Table 4 How factors affected recruitment

From: A reinvestigation of recruitment to randomised, controlled, multicenter trials: a review of trials funded by two UK funding agencies

Factor Was recruitment a success?
  Yes, n (%) No, n (%) P value
Funding body:    0.182a,b
UK Medical Research Council (MRC) 25 (61) 16 (39)
UK Health Technology Assessment (HTA) 14 (45) 17 (55)
Both 1 (100) 0 (0)
Setting:    0.970a
Hospital 16 (55) 13 (45)
General practice 6 (50) 6 (50)
Mixed 10 (59) 7 (41)
Community 8 (53) 7 (47)
Clinical area:    
Cancer 3 (75) 1 (25)  
Mental health (including neurosciences/psychiatry/psychology) 8 (62) 5 (39)  
Orthopedics/rheumatology (including back pain) 1 (100) 0 (0)  
Obstetrics and gynecology 1 (50) 1 (50)  
Primary care 3 (23) 10 (77)  
Cardiology 1 (25) 3 (75)  
Incontinence/urology 3 (100) 0 (0)  
HIV/AIDS 3 (75) 1 (25)  
Other 17 (59) 12 (41)  
Number of centers:    
≤16 17 (57) 13 (43)  
>16 17 (57) 13 (43)  
Missing 6 7  
  1. a P values calculated using χ 2 tests without continuity corrections.
  2. b‘Both’ column excluded from χ 2 test due to low counts.