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Table 2 Recruitment and retention

From: Better maternity care pathways in pregnancies after stillbirth or neonatal death: a feasibility study

Recruitment Site 1 Site 2 Total
Identified (% total) 131 (46%) 153(54%) 284
Not eligible (% identified) 68 (52%) 98(64%) 166 (58%)
Reasons not eligible (% identified)
   > 20 weeks 21 (16%) 38 (25%) 59 (21%)
   Language barrier 13 (10%) 36 (23%) 49 (17%)
   Unable to contact 13 (10%) 4 (3%) 17 (6%)
   Miscarriage 10 (8%) 9 (6%) 19 (7%)
   In specialist clinic 7 (5%) 7 (5%) 14 (5%)
   Other 4 (3%) 4(2%) 8 (3%)
Given information 63 55 118
Recruited (% received information) 32 (51%) 22 (40%) 54 (46%)
Declined 31 (49%) 33 (60%) 64 (54%)
Main reason (% declined)
   Unwilling to commit 24 (77%) 27 (81%) 51 (80%)
   Unwilling to complete questionnaires 7 (23%) 6 (18%) 13 (20%)
Retention
Completed study (% recruited) 25 (78%) 17 (77%) 42 (77%)
Withdrew (% recruited) 5 (16%) 3 (14%) 8 (15%)
Main reasons
   Unwilling to complete questionnaires 3 2 5
   Adverse outcome 1 (2nd trimester miscarriage) 1 (Preterm birth NND) 2
Moved 1 0 1
Lost to follow up 2 (postnatal) 2 (1 postnatal) 4 (7%)