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Table 2 Process of recruiting people with epilepsy

From: The use of biomedicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and ethnomedicine for the treatment of epilepsy among people of South Asian origin in the UK

Identification of sampling frame
Identification of South Asian epilepsy patients from Bradford Epilepsy Register using computer program Naam Pehchan (n = 139)
Identification of sample
Inclusion of all Sikh and Hindu patients, random selection of Muslims from age and gender bands (n = 60)
Recruitment: Stage 1
Letters sent to patients (n = 60) (30 Muslims, 17 Hindus, 13 Hindus)
Negative response (n = 3) (1 Muslim, 2 Hindus) Positive response (n = 6) (5 Muslims, 1 Sikh) No response (n = 51) (24 Muslims, 16 Sikhs, 11 Hindus)
Recruitment: Stage 2
Telephone call or reminder letter (n = 51)
Negative response (n = 8) (7 Muslims, 1 Hindu) Positive response (n = 24) (15 Muslims, 5 Sikhs, 4 Hindus) No response (n = 19) (2 Muslims, 11 Sikhs, 6 Hindus)