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Table 5 Quanti-Qualitative Appointment Timing (Q-QAT) coding categories

From: A simple technique to identify key recruitment issues in randomised controlled trials: Q-QAT - quanti-qualitative appointment timing

Coding categories Content
(a) Trial group 1, Trial group 2 and so on Time spent by recruiter and patient discussing:
  Intervention types
Intervention processes
Intervention outcomes
(Content of each RCT treatment group to be defined for each randomised controlled trial (RCT))
(b) Trial Time spent by recruiter and patient discussing:
RCT design
Rationale for RCT
Patient eligibility
Processes involved in trial participation, including randomisation, informed consent, study documentation and procedures
(c) Total length of appointment Time spent by recruiter and patient discussing:
Everything - from start to finish of appointment
(d) Balancing Time spent by recruiter and patient discussing:
Need for intervention when not in context of RCT
All other intervention options available when not in context of RCT
Eligibility for any treatment when not in context of RCT
Discussion of interventions involving comparisons, when not in the context of the RCT
(e) TTFMT Time elapsed before first mention of RCT
(Time to first mention of RCT)  
(f) Other Time spent by recruiter and patient discussing:
All other issues, including current state of health, history-taking,
test results, diagnosis, examination, and general non-RCT or
intervention talk