Comparing recruitment strategies in a study of acupuncture for chronic back pain

@inproceedings{Sherman2009ComparingRS,
  title={Comparing recruitment strategies in a study of acupuncture for chronic back pain},
  author={Karen J. Sherman and Rene J Hawkes and Laura E Ichikawa and Daniel C. Cherkin and Richard A. Deyo and Andrew L. Avins and Partap S Khalsa},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Meeting recruitment goals is challenging for many clinical trials conducted in primary care populations. Little is known about how the use of different recruitment strategies affects the types of individuals choosing to participate or the conclusions of the study. METHODS A secondary analysis was performed using data from participants recruited to a clinical trial evaluating acupuncture for chronic back pain among primary care patients in a large integrated health care organization… CONTINUE READING