Table 2

Participation in the Stretching Trial
Recruitment n (%)
How did you hear about the stretching trial? (n=397)
online (search engines, websites, links) 73 (18.4)
email 94 (23.7)
newspaper/magazine/journal 86 (21.7)
newsletter/flyer 6 (1.5)
news 2 (0.5)
radio 30 (7.6)
other 19 (4.8)
don’t know 29 (7.3)
person 58 (14.6)
Would have participated in stretching trial if data was collected using:
phone (n=380) 130 (34.2)
written surveys (n=380) 174 (45.8)
face to face interviews if:
accessible by public transport (n=368) 85 (23.1)
accessible by driving (n=370) 62 (16.8)
Follow-up and reporting outcomes
Time to complete weekly report (n=395)
≤5mins 310 (78.5)
6-10mins 77 (19.7)
11-20mins 8 (2.0)
Was reporting a burden (n=397)
not at all 297 (74.8)
a small burden 100 (25.2)
a major burden 0 (0.0)
Difficulty in accurately reporting outcome (n=393)
very difficult 8 (2.0)
somewhat difficult 77 (19.6)
a little difficult 137 (34.9)
not at all difficult 171 (43.5)
Reporting truthfully (n=391)
always truthful 298 (76.2)
usually truthful 87 (22.3)
sometimes truthful 6 (1.5)
rarely truthful 0 (0.0)
Consistently reporting outcomes (n=391)
very consistent 173 (44.3)
somewhat consistent 178 (45.5)
a little consistent 34 (8.7)
not at all consistent 6 (1.5)

Mathieu et al.

Mathieu et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:162   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-162

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