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Table 2 General practitioners' responses to patient recruitment items in the survey

From: Recruitment difficulties in a primary care cluster randomised trial: investigating factors contributing to general practitioners' recruitment of patients

Survey item* n (practices) Mean 95% CI Median IQR
   GP intended to invite eligible patients to participate in the study 67 5.6 5.2 - 5.9 6 5 - 6.5
   GP did not see eligible patients during the study period 66 2.7 2.3 - 3.1 2 1 - 3.9
   GP did not recall seeing patient recruitment materials in the practice 66 3.1 2.7 - 3.6 3 1.6 - 4
   GP forgot to approach eligible patients to participate in the study 67 4.4 4.0 - 4.8 5 3.3 - 6
   GP approached patients to participate, but they were not interested 67 3.5 3.1 - 3.9 4 2 - 5
  1. * Scored on a 7-point Likert scale from strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (7)