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Table 1 Descriptive features of trials and disciplines represented amongst trial investigators

From: What influences recruitment to randomised controlled trials? A review of trials funded by two UK funding agencies

Trial feature

Valid N

Yes

n (%)

No

n (%)

Not known

n (%)

Trial had pilot study

114

60 (53)

41 (36)

13 (11)

Was pilot funded?

60

35 (58)

4 (7)

21 (35)

Was there a change in recruitment strategy because of pilot study?

60

32 (53)

5 (8)

23 (39)

Trial co-ordinated from trials unit

114

89 (78)

25 (22)

 

Trial had dedicated trial manager

114

86 (75)

14 (12)

14 (12)

Trial had paid local staff available

114

61 (54)

31 (27)

22 (19)

Disciplines

113*

   

   Multidisciplinary

 

104 (92)

9 (8)

 

   Consumer

 

-

113 (100)

 

   Economics

 

66 (58)

47 (42)

 

   HSR

 

35 (31)

78 (69)

 

   Medical/Dentist

 

109 (96)

4 (3)

 

   Nursing

 

22 (19)

91 (80)

 

   Statistics

 

83 (73)

30 (26)

 

   Other

 

17 (15)

96 (85)

 
  1. * Data was missing for one trial