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Does a monetary incentive improve the response to a postal questionnaire in a randomised controlled trial? The MINT incentive study.

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BACKGROUND: Sending a monetary incentive with postal questionnaires has been found to improve the proportion of responders, in research in non-healthcare settings. However, there is little research on use of incentives to improve follow-up rates in clinical trials, and existing studies are inconclusive. We conducted a randomised trial among participants in the Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT) to investigate the effects on the proportion of questionnaires returned and overall non-re...

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10.1186/1745-6215-10-44

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Withers, E More by this author
Williamson, E More by this author
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
44
Publication date:
2009
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1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:ec324ac9-d4bd-40d9-bbc9-bdbf1868a302
Source identifiers:
127119
Local pid:
pubs:127119

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