A review of reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs in six major journals

@article{Toerien2009ARO,
  title={A review of reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs in six major journals},
  author={Merran Toerien and Sara T. Brookes and Chris Metcalfe and Isabel de Salis and Zelda Tomlin and Tim J. Peters and Jonathan Sterne and Jenny L Donovan},
  journal={Trials},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={52 - 52}
}
BackgroundPoor recruitment and retention of participants in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is problematic but common. Clear and detailed reporting of participant flow is essential to assess the generalisability and comparability of RCTs. Despite improved reporting since the implementation of the CONSORT statement, important problems remain. This paper aims: (i) to update and extend previous reviews evaluating reporting of participant recruitment and retention in RCTs; (ii) to quantify the… CONTINUE READING
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