Sample bias from different recruitment strategies in a randomised controlled trial for alcohol dependence.

@article{Morley2009SampleBF,
  title={Sample bias from different recruitment strategies in a randomised controlled trial for alcohol dependence.},
  author={Kirsten C Morley and Maree Teesson and Claudia Sannibale and Paul S Haber},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={222-9}
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Participants may be recruited from diverse sources for randomised controlled trials (RCT) of treatments for alcohol dependence. A mixed recruitment strategy might facilitate recruitment and increase generalisability at the expense of introducing systematic selection bias. The current study aims to compare the effects of recruitment method on socio-demographics, baseline illness characteristics, treatment retention and treatment outcome measures. DESIGN AND METHODS A… CONTINUE READING

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