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Table 2 To succeed with inclusion in a randomised controlled trial

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

Factors in questionnaire n %
Relevant question 124 97
Consent procedure is simple 118 92
Support team responds quickly to any questions 113 89
Local principal investigator is highly engaged 112 87
Research nurse is highly engaged 111 87
Follow-ups are simple and can be coordinated with the clinical follow-up 111 87
Involvement in the trial is fun 107 84
Regular contact between the main centre and the local centre 102 80
Those leading the trial are very enthusiastic 101 79
Regular information, digital newsletters or website updates 85 66
Regular investigation meetings 67 53
Regular nursing meetings 65 51
The trial is academic-driven 63 50
My centre includes many patients or participants in the trial 50 39
Basic compensation (e.g. cinema voucher) 44 34
Well-known researchers in the steering committee 27 21
  1. n denotes the number of alternatives 4 and 5 on a Likert scale: 1 (completely disagree), 3 (partially agree) and 5 (completely agree)