Barriers to participation in a randomized controlled trial of Qigong exercises amongst cancer survivors: lessons learnt.

@article{Loh2012BarriersTP,
  title={Barriers to participation in a randomized controlled trial of Qigong exercises amongst cancer survivors: lessons learnt.},
  author={S. Y. Loh and Shing Yee Lee and Kia Fatt Quek and Liam Murray},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={
          6337-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Clinical trials on cancer subjects have one of the highest dropout rates. Barriers to recruitment range from patient-related, through institutional-related to staff-related factors. This paper highlights the low response rate and the recruitment barriers faced in our Qigong exercises trial. MATERIALS AND METHOD The Qigong trial is a three-arm trial with a priori power size of 114 patients for 80% power. The University Malaya Medical Centre database showed a total of 1,933 patients… CONTINUE READING

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