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Table 2 Rate of recruitment per centre, including expected rate, missed, declined and total recruited (in ascending order according to Recruitment Index)

From: Lessons learnt recruiting to a multi-site UK cohort study to explore recovery of health and well-being after colorectal cancer (CREW study)

Centre Number of weeks recruiting Expected recruitment per week* Expected total recruitment figure** Total eligible patients Missed Declined Reduced consent Full consent Totals recruited % recruited (total recruited/total eligible) Rate per week Recruitment index*** Attended initial set up day? Total number of nurses attending study days
BB 80 2 160 217 19 9 24 165 189 87% 2.36 2.06 Yes 4
B 56 3 95 130 6 15 22 87 109 84% 1.95 1.64 Yes 5
L 54 2 104 115 3 10 11 91 102 89% 1.89 1.68 Yes 3
J 56 2 111 94 0 4 7 83 90 96% 1.61 1.55 Yes 5
K 55 1 55 53 1 1 12 39 51 96% 0.93 0.89 Late start 2
CC 26 5 130 25 1 0 5 19 24 96% 0.92 0.88 Yes 3
M 52 2 104 68 7 7 3 51 54 81% 1.06 0.86 Yes 7
W 43 1 43 39 1 2 10 26 36 92% 0.84 0.77 Yes 3
C 60 2 120 52 2 5 12 33 45 87% 0.75 0.65 Yes 3
Z 15 2 31 11 0 1 0 10 10 91% 0.67 0.61 Late start 1
O 51 2 101 57 9 8 8 32 40 70% 0.78 0.55 Yes 3
X 44 3 131 32 6 1 0 25 25 78% 0.57 0.44 Yes 1
Y 42 1 42 28 1 5 2 20 22 79% 0.52 0.41 Yes 4
Q 52 2 111 38 1 9 1 27 28 74% 0.54 0.40 Yes 4
N 46 2 91 41 0 14 4 23 27 66% 0.59 0.39 Late start 2
D 59 2 118 49 3 13 0 33 33 67% 0.56 0.38 Yes 1
A 37 2 73 18 0 2 2 14 16 89% 0.43 0.38 Yes 5
F 38 2 77 47 11 10 7 19 26 55% 0.68 0.37 Late start 2
G 38 2 75 22 3 2 5 12 17 77% 0.45 0.35 No 0
I 55 3 167 52 12 11 5 24 29 56% 0.53 0.30 Yes 4
H 56 1 47 41 4 11 1 25 26 63% 0.46 0.29 Yes 2
V 47 4 187 17 3 3 0 11 11 65% 0.23 0.15 No 1
U 47 2 44 30 7 9 0 14 14 47% 0.30 0.14 Yes 3
E 38 2 76 37 5 20 4 8 12 32% 0.32 0.10 Late start 1
AA 38 2 109 11 2 3 1 5 6 55% 0.16 0.09 No 0
S 35 2 69 3 0 0 0 3 3 100% 0.09 0.09 No 0
R 52 2 103 12 4 1 0 7 7 58% 0.13 0.08 No 0
T 22 2 108 1 0 0 0 1 1 100% 0.05 0.05 No 0
P 34 1 34 10 5 2 0 3 3 30% 0.09 0.03 Late start 1
   TOTAL 1350 116 178 146 910 1056 78%     70
      9% 13% 11% 67% 78%      
  1. *As declared by centre on Expression of Interest and/or Contract (rounded down).
  2. **Number of weeks recruiting x Expected recruitment per week.
  3. ***Recruitment Index = mean number recruited per week x percentage of eligible people actually recruited.