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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