Why is recruitment to trials difficult? An investigation into recruitment difficulties in an RCT of supported employment in patients with severe mental illness

@inproceedings{Howard2009WhyIR,
  title={Why is recruitment to trials difficult? An investigation into recruitment difficulties in an RCT of supported employment in patients with severe mental illness},
  author={Louise Michele Howard and Isabel de Salis and Zelda Tomlin and G Thornicroft and Jenny L Donovan},
  booktitle={Contemporary clinical trials},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Under-recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is often problematic and there may be particular difficulties in recruiting patients with severe mental illness. AIM To evaluate reasons for under-recruitment in an RCT of patients with severe mental illness METHODS Qualitative study during the recruitment phase of an RCT of supported employment. Trial staff and recruiting clinicians were interviewed. Data were analyzed thematically using constant comparative techniques… CONTINUE READING
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