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SWAT ID

TitleLink (Author(s) & Date)
1) Site visits by the principal investigator to improve recruitment in a multicentre randomized trial. SWAT01 Valerie Smith and Mike Clarke (2012 July 22 1151)
2) Timing and mode of delivery of a self-completion questionnaire. SWAT02 Lisa Maguire and Mike Clarke (2014 January 21 1306)
3) Gender of the person signing an invitation letter for a prospective study. SWAT03 Lisa Maguire and Mike Clarke (2014 January 21 1510)
4) Description of the study / project in an invitation letter for a prospective study. SWAT04 Lisa Maguire and Mike Clarke (2014 January 21 1448)
5) Influence of explicit discussion of confidentiality in an invitation letter for a prospective study. SWAT05 Lisa Maguire and Mike Clarke (2014 January 21 1505)
6) Using a limited number of practitioners to recruit participants to a multicentre randomized trial. SWAT06 Patricia Healy (2014 August 21 1553)
7) Impact of questionnaire design on response rates and satisfaction of the participants. SWAT07 Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin (2014 May 28 1632)
8) Telephone screening versus face-to-face screening for the identification of participants in a multicentre trial. SWAT08 Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin (2014 May 28 1645)
9)

Pre-randomisation matching of sites in a cluster randomised trial.

SWAT09 Mike Clarke and Lisa Maguire (2015 January 22 1704)
10) Skype videoconferences to improve site engagement in multi-centre randomised trials. SWAT10 Peter J. Kelly (2014 September 20 1731)
11) Monitoring consent forms by Skype videoconferences. SWAT11 Peter J. Kelly (2014 September 20 1746)
12) Projected accrual as part of effective site selection for a multi-centre randomised trial. SWAT12 Joanna Peel (2014 December 08 1043)
13) Financial incentives to complete follow-up questionnaires in a randomised trial. SWAT13 Jonathan Cook (2013 February 01 1237)
15) Video presentation of trial information to potential patient participants in a randomized trial. SWAT15 Declan Devane, Andrew Murphy, Valerie Smith and Mike Clarke (2013 Jan 01)
16)  Providing information on end-of-study compensation to improve participation in research. SWAT16 Lesley Anderson and Glen Titmarsh (2012 January 01 1511)
17)

Sending a letter or telephoning potential participants as a method of follow-up to improve recruitment to research.

SWAT17 Lesley Anderson and Glen Titmarsh (2012 January 01 1547)
18) 

Gifts to improve participation in research.

SWAT18 Lesley Anderson and Glen Titmarsh (2012 January 01 1624)
19) Prompting participants to return baseline questionnaires to improve the provision of follow-up information in trials. SWAT19 Gillian W Shorter (2014 October 06 1640)
20)

Optimum time and day to send invitation letter for trials.

SWAT20 Helen McAneney (2015 April 17 1537)
21) Provision of incentives to improve participant response to data collection in a randomised trial of a public health intervention. SWAT21 Frank Kee, Sarah Brennan, Mike Clarke, Chris Patterson (2015 JUL 01 1048)
22)  Promoting Recruitment using Information Management Efficiently (PRIME). SWAT22 R Al-Shahi Salman, A Maxwell, R Parker, M Dennis, C Weir, A Rudd(14 03 5)
23)

Systematic Techniques for Assisting Recruitment to Trials (MRC START)

SWAT23 Jo Rick, Peter Bower, Adwoa Hughes-Morley, Peter Knapp (2012 JAN 11 1301)
24)

Using a theoretically informed cover letter to improve response rates to annual postal questionnaires.

SWAT24 Anne Duncan, Craig Ramsay, Debbie Bonetti, Jan Clarkson (2013 OCT 1 0901)
25)

Two-by-two factorial randomised trial to evaluate strategies to improve follow-up in a randomised prevention trial.

SWAT25 A Montgomery, H Williams, L Bradshaw, J Chalmers (2014 MAR 1 1134)
26)

Improving trial recruitment with a leaflet advertising patient and public involvement.

SWAT26 Adwoa Hughes-Morley (2014 MAR 1 1606)
27)  Remote versus on-site initiation visits. SWAT27 L Jefferson, S Brealey, L Cook et al (2003 MAR 1 1407)
28)

Pre-notification of trial participants by newsletter to improve response rates.

SWAT28 N Mitchell,C Hewitt,E Lenaghan,E Platt,L Shepstone,D Torgerson(20070201)
29)

Effect of envelope colour on response rates

SWAT29 N Mitchell, C Hewitt, D Torgerson & SCOOP Trial Group (2008 JAN 1 1333)
30)

Use of a leaflet containing information about healthcare research for recruitment to a randomised trial

SWAT30 C Arundel, D Torgerson, L Jefferson, and S Cockayne (2012 JUN 1 1459)
31)

Electronic prompts to increase response rates to postal questionnaires

SWAT31 L Clark, S Ronaldson, L Dyson et al (2007 JAN 1 1442)
32)

Effects of a re-designed Participant Information Sheet

SWAT32 S Cockayne, J Adamson, P Bower et al (2012 JAN 1 1149)
33)

Effects of a newsletter and Post-it® note on postal
questionnaire response rates

SWAT33 S Cockayne, J Adamson, B Corbacho et al (2012 AUG 15 1210)
34)

Offering study results as an incentive to increase response rates to postal questionnaires

SWAT34 Sarah Cockayne and David J Torgerson (2007 JAN 1 1518)
35)

Personalised text message versus standard text message prompts for increasing response to postal questionnaires

SWAT35 Adwoa Hughes-Morley and David Torgerson (2015 DEC 1 1201)
36)  Training in obtaining informed consent for clinical trials. SWAT36 Alina Constantin (2016 MAR 13 1417) 
37) Improving trial recruitment using pens as an incentive SWAT37 A Hughes-Morley and D Torgerson (2016 FEB 20 1421)
38) Cost implications of conducting a risk assessment prior to developing a monitoring plan for a multicentre clinical trial SWAT38 Caroline Hurley (2016 JAN 10 1404)
43)

Use of local champions to contact and recruit potential
participants

SWAT43 Mike Clarke, Vivien Coates (2016 JUL 8 1153)
44)

Timing of text message prompts to increase trial participant response to postal questionnaires.

SWAT44 A Hughes-Morley, S Brealey, A Keding et al (2015 DEC 1 1420)
46)

Participants' perspectives and preferences on clinical trial
result dissemination

SWAT46 Professor Patricia Kearney (2016 FEB 10 1225)
47)

Incentives and reminders to complete an online survey

SWAT47 Mike Clarke, Sara Schroter, Amy Price (2016 NOV 5 1228)
48)

Effects of a £10 note on trial retention

SWAT48 Catherine Arundel, Emily Peckham, Simon Gilbody (2016 JUL 22 1403)
49)

Effects of the use of different tone in reminder emails to non-respondents for an online survey

SWAT49 Amy Price,Sara Schroter, Mike Clarke (2016 DEC 1 1323)
50)

Comparison of the small modified Rankin Scale questionnaire with face-to-face modified Rankin Scale

SWAT50 E Lundström,E Isaksson,Per Näsman,Per Wester,A Laska,ADahlin(17 MAR 1602)

51)

Promoting group identity to improve questionnaire return rate

SWAT51 Ashley Agus (2019 MAR 28 1133)
52)

Statistical methods for compensating for missing longitudinal data in a cluster randomised trial

SWAT52 Ricardo Segurado (2016 MAR 15 0937)
53)

Including a photograph on the invitation letter for a prospective study

SWAT53 Rohan Anand and Natasha Green (2017 APR 15 1040)
54)

Giving trial participants a thank you note or card after each study visit

SWAT54 Rohan Anand (2017 MAY 3 1415)
55)

Prioritising key motivators and challenges influencing informal caregivers to participate in randomised trials

SWAT55VSmith,STreweek,DDevane,MCorry,SGrylka-Baeschlin,AHunter,CComiskey,PHealy
56)

Patient decision aid to reduce decisional conflict in patients considering entry into a prospective cohort study

SWAT56 PRIMETIME Trialists (2017 APR 1 1503)
57)

Provision of information about a core outcome set and trial questionnaire completion

SWAT57 Karen Matvienko-Sikar (2017 JAN 19 1138)
58)

Enhancing Recruitment Using Teleconference and Commitment Contract (ERUTECC)

SWAT58 E Lundström, E Isaksson, P Näsman, P Wester, A Laska (2017 APR 30 1105)
59)

Offering financial incentives to potential trial participants to improve recruitment

SWAT59 Shaun Treweek et al (2017 JUN 5 1223)
60) Mentioning scarcity of trial places in text (SMS) reminders SWAT60 Shaun Treweek et al (2017 MAY 5 1333)
61)

Telephone reminders to people who do not respond to a postal invitation to join a trial 

SWAT61 Shaun Treweek et al (2017 JUN 9 1420)
66)

Site visits to initiate recruitment in a clinical trial: Does it
matter who conducts the visit?

SWAT66 Nollett C, Kelson M, Hood K (2016 JUN 27 1603)