A questionnaire-based survey of participants' decisions regarding recruitment and retention in a randomised controlled trial - lessons learnt from the SCoRD trial.

@article{JeroschHerold2011AQS,
  title={A questionnaire-based survey of participants' decisions regarding recruitment and retention in a randomised controlled trial - lessons learnt from the SCoRD trial.},
  author={Christina Jerosch-Herold and Lee Shepstone and Susan C Vaughan and Bett Barrett and Debbie Larson and Adrian J Chojnowski},
  journal={Contemporary clinical trials},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={363-8}
}
Successful recruitment and retention on trials is critical to ensuring that adequate power is conferred, results are generalisable and trials are completed within the allocated time and resources. Nested within an existing pragmatic randomised controlled trial a process evaluation was conducted to explore the reasons for a much higher than anticipated recruitment (120% of required sample size) and retention rate (96% completed follow-up). A questionnaire was designed to ascertain patient's… CONTINUE READING

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