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Table 2 Comments indicating inclusiveness in the approach to screening

From: Understanding variations in patient screening and recruitment in a multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial: a vignette-based study

Screener B1 (a high recruiting centre) excluded only 2 patients and commented on 5 vignettes with ‘I would send info’ e.g. ‘Even though physio isn’t mentioned, I would send info’ (patient 2); ‘Since no specific comment that woman requesting treatment for prolapse, I would send info’ (patient 3); ‘Although sounds urge-predominant, I would send info’ (patient 6); and ‘not enough in GP letter to exclude, so I would send info’ (patient 9).
Screener G1 (a high recruiting centre) excluded only 2 patients and commented on 7 vignettes with ‘I would try to contact patient prior to sending info’, e.g. ‘I would try to contact patient prior to sending info to check predominant symptom’ (patient 1); ‘I would try to contact patient prior to sending info to ensure no OAB symptoms’ (patient 2); ‘I would try to contact patient prior to sending info to check prolapse not significant’ (patient 7); and ‘I would try to contact patient prior to sending info to check has had physio’ (patient 12).
  1. OAB overactive bladder