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Table 5 Cohort B: summary of study characteristics

From: “Spin” in wound care research: the reporting and interpretation of randomized controlled trials with statistically non-significant primary outcome results or unspecified primary outcomes

Characteristics Number (%)
  n = 43  
Funding   
Not for profit 10 (23.3)
For profit 11 (25.6)
Mixed (not for profit and for profit) 2 (4.7)
Not reported 20 (45.6)
Unclear 0 (0.0)
Type of Wound   
Leg ulcer 24 (55.8)
Diabetic foot ulcer 13 (30.2)
Pressure ulcer 5 (11.6)
Mixed ulcers 1 (2.3)
Intervention   
Device 28 (65.1)
Drug 12 (27.9)
Surgery 1 (2.3)
Care management 2 (4.7)
Comparator (note, in trials >2 arms there is >1 comparator)   n = 51
Placebo 19 (37.3)
Usual care 8 (15.7)
Device 17 (33.3)
Drug 4 (7.8)
Surgery 2 (3.9)
Care management 1 (2.0)
Duration of follow up Median (IQR) Range
Weeks 8 (4–13) 2–104