Table 1

Summary of the recruitment strategies looked at by the included studies.

Area

Strategy

Reference


Trial Design

Open versus blind

5, 6

Patient preference design

7

Type of recruitment personnel

Nurses versus doctors

8

Trial Co-ordinator

10

Socio-cultural

Lay advocates

11

Address barriers to minority recruitment

12

Strategies for contacting patients

Quantity of information given

9

Mailing strategies

13

Advance postcard

14

With or without questionnaire

15

Telephone reminder

16

Trial administration

Internet system versus paper

17

Incentives

Monetary incentive

18


Watson and Torgerson BMC Medical Research Methodology 2006 6:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-6-34

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