Using qualitative research methods to improve recruitment to randomized controlled trials: the Quartet study.

@article{Salis2008UsingQR,
  title={Using qualitative research methods to improve recruitment to randomized controlled trials: the Quartet study.},
  author={Isabel de Salis and Zelda Tomlin and Merran Toerien and Jenny L Donovan},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          92-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the optimum method for evaluating health care interventions, yet many fail to recruit sufficient participants in a timely manner. The ProtecT (Prostate testing for cancer and Treatment) study employed qualitative research methods as part of a complex intervention to improve recruitment to the RCT. The Quartet (Qualitative research to improve recruitment to trials) study was set up to evalute whether the ProtecT study's success in… CONTINUE READING
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