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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 62)

From: A survey of knowledge, perceptions and use of core outcome sets among clinical trialists

  N (%)
Country*
 UK 33 (53.2)  
 Europe 16 (25.8)  
 Asia 7 (11.3)  
 North America 4 (6.5)  
 Australia 1 (1.6)  
 South America 1 (1.6)  
Qualification
 Undergraduate degree 4 (6.5)  
 Masters 11 (17.7)  
 MD 12 (19.4)  
 PhD 34 (54.8)  
 DSc 1 (1.6)  
 Undergraduate degree 4 (6.5)  
Area of research
 Anaesthesia and pain control 2 (3.2)  
 Blood disorders 2 (3.2)  
 Cancer 5 (8.1)  
 Child health 8 (12.9)  
 Developmental, psychosocial and learning problems 2 (3.2)  
 Ear, nose and throat 2 (3.2)  
 Effective practice/health systems 1 (1.6)  
 Endocrine and metabolic 3 (4.8)  
 Eyes and vision 1 (1.6)  
 Gastroenterology 3 (4.8)  
 Gynaecology 1 (1.6)  
 Health care of older people 8 (12.9)  
 Heart and circulation 5 (8.1)  
 Infectious disease 5 (8.1)  
 Kidney disease 1 (1.6)  
 Lungs and airways 7 (11.3)  
 Mental Health 8 (12.9)  
 Methodological and diagnostic 2 (3.2)  
 Muscle disease 2 (3.2)  
 Neonatal care 2 (3.2)  
 Neurology 8 (12.9)  
 Orthopaedics and trauma 3 (4.8)  
 Pregnancy and childbirth 4 (6.5)  
 Public health 17 (27.4)  
 Radiology 2 (3.2)  
 Rehabilitation 12 (19.4)  
 Rheumatology 1 (1.6)  
 Skin 2 (3.2)  
 Tobacco, drugs and alcohol dependence 1 (1.6)  
 Urology 1 (1.6)  
 Wounds 2 (3.2)  
 Other ** 15 (24.2)  
  M (SD) Range
Years of research experience 13.55 (8.38) 2–35
Years of research experience specific to health and/or healthcare trials 9.88 (7.81) 0–30
  1. M mean; SD standard deviation
  2. * Full details of participant country are presented in Supplementary File 2
  3. ** Health areas self-reported by participants, not listed in the COMET health areas; see Supplementary File 2