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Table 4 Portfolio database survey: comparison of components in studies termed pilot or feasibility

From: What is a pilot or feasibility study? A review of current practice and editorial policy

  Pilot n = 6 Feasibility n = 5 Both n = 1
Methods related    
Miniature RCT 4 3 0
Testing recruitment 4 1 0
Determining sample size/numbers available 3 0 1
Resources 1 0 0
Randomization 4 1 0
Outcome measures 2 4 2
Data collection 1 0 0
Follow up/dropout 2 0 0
Intervention related    
Clinical outcomes 3 1 1
Dose/efficacy/safety 0 1 0
Acceptability 2 0 1
Feasibility 3 0 1