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Table 2 Patient recruitment rate by GPs

From: Barriers and facilitators to patient recruitment to a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care: lessons for future trials

No. of patients enrolled No of GPs (%) % Female No. of asthma patients seen per week on average by GP* No. months between GP enrolment and first patient enrolled GP recollection of number of patients invited to participate* Proportion of invited patients who were enrolled
0 15 (27) 67 12.40 ± 10.78 ----- 5.0 ± 5.9 -----
1-4 21 (38) 33 6.65 ± 7.02 4.8 ± 4.7 19.7 ± 25.7 29% ± 34%
5 or more 19 (35) 47 10.9 ± 7.2 0.9 ± 1.2 12.4 ± 6.7 60% ± 30%
  1. Total number of patients enrolled = 143. Mean number of patients enrolled per GP 2.6 ± SD2.5; *Anova, p > 0.149; Independent samples T-test, p = 0.001; Anova, p = 0.008. Proportion of invited patients enrolled = No. of patients enrolled/GP recollection of no. patients invited to participate.