Recruitment of older adults for a randomized, controlled trial of exercise advice in a general practice setting.

@article{Halbert1999RecruitmentOO,
  title={Recruitment of older adults for a randomized, controlled trial of exercise advice in a general practice setting.},
  author={Julie A Halbert and Chris A. Silagy and Paul M Finucane and Robert T. Withers and P A Hamdorf},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={477-81}
}
OBJECTIVES The success of any clinical trial depends strongly on recruiting enough participants in a reasonable time period. This paper aims to identify the obstacles, as well as the successful aspects, of recruiting of older participants into an exercise study. DESIGN This describes the recruitment of 299 older adults into a randomized, controlled trial of exercise advice in a general practice setting. Letters of invitation were sent from two general practices inviting the patients to attend… CONTINUE READING