We would like to thank all of the participants who volunteered and gave up their time to contribute to this study. We would also like to thank all of the teams linked to the host trials we worked with to help identify potential participants.
This research is funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Depart- ment [HIPS/16/46]. KG held a Medical Research Council UK Methodology Fellowship during the delivery of this project [MR/L01193X/1]. MDW acknowledges support from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre. Infrastructure support for this research was provided by the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) to support MW.
The Health Services Research Unit, Institute of Applied Health Sciences (University of Aberdeen), is core-funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. The funders had no involvement in study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, reporting or the decision to publish.
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