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Table 4 Trial recruitment details and primary recruitment efficiency outcomes (randomisation rate, recruitment rate and dropout) for included stroke rehabilitation RCTs

From: A systematic review of the efficiency of recruitment to stroke rehabilitation randomised controlled trials

   RCTs Median (Mdn) IQR Q1 Q3 Min–max
Trial recruitment details Participants screened 321 126 296 52 348 8–4909
Participants randomised 512 34 38.75 21.25 60 4–1209
Recruitment Duration (months) 305 18 19.5 10 29.5 1–152
Number of recruitment sites 363 1 1 1 2 1–71
Recruitment efficiency Randomisation rate 321 34% 47% 14% 61% 2–100%
Recruitment rate 242 1.5 2.51 0.71 3.22 0.08–40
Dropout 414 6% 13% 0% 13% 0–83%
  1. RCTs number of RCTs contributing to analysis, IQR interquartile range, Q1 first quartile, Q3 third quartile