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Table 2 Number of respondents (dyads) of each recruitment strategy tested in the case study

From: Recruitment challenges in clinical research including cancer patients and caregivers

  On-site recruitment by the researcher Relying on providers at hospital Advertising in newspaper Internet and social media Recruitment at the rehabilitation center Routine care letters strategy
Approached by the researcher 1181      
Received information in letter       373a
Opted-out       4
Ineligible 306      47
Did not want to participate 722      163
Accepted orally to participate 153 50 13 11 8 89
Enrolled into the study 79 28 10 6 5 58
% of those that accepted orally 51.6 56 77 54.5 62.5 65.2
% of total contacted 6.7      19.3
  1. a73 did not answer the phone, 300 answered the phone