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Table 3 GPs responses to patient recruitment barrier questionnaire items

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

  Recruiter GPs N=37 Non-recruiter GPs N=5 p-value*
I intended to approach patients 6.1 ± 1.2 5.4 ± 0.9 0.128
I did not see any patients who would have been eligible 2.1 ± 1.6 3.8 ± 2.3 0.073
It was helpful to put a poster or other recruitment material in my practice waiting room 5.3 ± 1.7 3.8 ± 1.3 0.083
I forgot to approach patients with asthma to participate 2.7 ± 1.3 1.8 ± 0.4 0.133
I approached patients with asthma to participate but they were not interested 4.3 ± 1.6 5.4 ± 1.3 0.193
I screened patients with asthma but they were not eligible 5.0 ± 1.3 6.0 ± 1.0 0.128
Participating took more time than I expected 4.7 ± 1.7 5.6 ± 1.9 0.286
  1. All Mean ± SD; All questions included the words “In/for the MICA study” and were scored: 7 = strongly agree, 1 = strongly disagree; *Mann–Whitney U test.