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Table 1 Participant and protocol characteristics

From: Impact of an online writing aid tool for writing a randomized trial report: the COBWEB (Consort-based WEB tool) randomized controlled trial

Participant characteristics N = 41 (%)
 Age, median (IQR) 29 (26–33)
 Gender (female) 24 (58.5 %)
 Education (doctoral students) 14 (34.1 %)
 Frequency reading RCTs  
  More than once a year 30 (73.2 %)
  Once a month 6 (14.6 %)
  Once a week 5 (12.2 %)
 Experience writing RCTs 7 (17.1 %)
 Taught about RCTs 38 (92.7 %)
 Previously involved in RCTs 18 (43.9 %)
 Familiar with guidelines 24 (58.5 %)
 Comfortable with English 26 (63.4 %)
Trial characteristics N = 41 (%)
 Pharmacologic 24 (22.0 %)
  Medication-based 19
   Oral 7
   Intravenous/parenteral 3
   Intramuscular 2
   Subcutaneous 3
   Intradermal 1
   Radiation 3
  Strategy 4
 Non-pharmacologic, surgical 8 (19.5 %)
  Surgical procedures 4
  Implantable devices 3
 Non-pharmacologic, non-surgical 9 (58.5 %)
  Care support 5
  Psychotherapy 2
  Patient education 2
  External device 1
  Physiotherapy 1
  1. RCT Randomized controlled trial