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Table 8 Number and percentage of RCTs that included each CONSORT reporting item associated with recruitment

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

Consort reporting item Data availability Fully reported Poorly reported Not reported
Consort diagram 512 240 (47%) 48 (9%) 224 (44%)
Inclusion and exclusion criteria 459 439 (96%) 4 (1%) 16 (3%)
Who enrolled participants 459 86 (19%)   373 (81%)
Number randomised 459 459 (100%)   
Dropout 459 388 (85%)   71 (15%)
Funding 459 319 (69%)   140 (31%)
Location and setting 459 395 (86%) 57 (13%) 6 (1%)
Period spent with recruitment and follow-up 459 194 (42%)   266 (58%)
Sample size calculations 459 129 (28%)   330 (72%)
Baseline demographics 459 435 (95%) 6 (1%) 18 (4%)
  1. % = percentage of 512 included trials