Table 2

Formats used to present trial information to participants and families (n=300)

Characteristicn (%)
How the family heard about the trial*
 Approached during healthcare visit108 (36.0)
 Mailing15 (5.0)
 Generalised mailing4 (1.3)
 Targeted mailing9 (3.0)
 Personalised mailing2 (0.7)
 Phone calls7 (2.3)
 Media26 (8.7)
 Pamphlets20 (6.7)
 Other63 (21.0)
 Not reported116 (38.7)
Who trial information was targeted to
 Parents88 (29.3)
 Mature minors7 (2.3)
 Parents and children56 (18.7)
 Not reported149 (49.7)
  • *Some trials used multiple approaches.