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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: Identifying important barriers to recruitment of patients in randomised clinical studies using a questionnaire for study personnel

Characteristics n = 139
Age, year, mean (SD) 47 years (11 years)
Female n (%) 98 (71%)
Physicians, n (%) 72 (53%)
Nurses, n (%) 65 (47%)
Experience of clinical trials
 Very experienced* 13 (9%)
 Quite experienced** 34 (25%)
 Very inexperienced*** 91 (66%)
Type of centre
 Acute stroke unit 115 (84%)
 Neurorehabilitation unit 14 (10%)
 Geriatric rehabilitation 8 (6%)
  1. *Very inexperienced, EFFECTS was their first trial
  2. **Quite experienced. Involvement in two or three studies during the past 5 years
  3. ***Very experienced. Involvement in five or more studies during the past 5 years or conducted their own research