Mass mailing and staff experience in a total recruitment program for a clinical trial: the SHEP experience. Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program. Cooperative Research Group.

@article{Cosgrove1999MassMA,
  title={Mass mailing and staff experience in a total recruitment program for a clinical trial: the SHEP experience. Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program. Cooperative Research Group.},
  author={N A Cosgrove and Nemat O. Borhani and Geri Bailey and Patty Borhani and Julie Levin and M Hoffmeier and Shoshana Krieger and Laura C. Lovato and Helen Petrovitch and Th Vogt and A. Christy Wilson and V Breeson and Jeffrey Lynn Probstfield},
  journal={Controlled clinical trials},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={133-48}
}
The Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program (SHEP) staff contacted 447,921 screenees, of whom 11,919 (2.7%) were originally eligible and 4,736 (1.1%) maintained eligibility and were randomized. The total number of participants enrolled at the 16 clinical centers ranged from 133 to 559. The low yield of screenees to randomizations resulted from the study design, not from low levels of agreement to participate, and required the employment of a variety of recruitment strategies in a prudent… CONTINUE READING

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