Table 4

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

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


Arain et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010 10:67   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-67

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