Recruitment for a clinical trial of chronic disease self-management for older adults with multimorbidity: a successful approach within general practice

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A robust research base is required in General Practice. The research output for General Practice is much less than those of other clinical disciplines. A major impediment to more research in this sector is difficulty with recruitment. Much of the research in this area focuses on barriers to effective recruitment and many projects have great difficulty with this process. This paper seeks to describe a systematic approach to recruitment for a randomized controlled trial that allowed the study team to recruit a substantial number of subjects from General Practice over a brief time period.

Reed RL, Barton CA, Isherwood LM, Baxter JMO, Roeger L. Recruitment for a clinical trial of chronic disease self-management for older adults with multimorbidity: a successful approach within general practice. BMC Family Practice. 2013 Aug 28;14(1):125. 


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Recruitment can be successfully achieved in General Practice through design of the research project to facilitate recruitment, minimize the impact on general practice operations and ensure special care in enrolling and maintaining subjects in the project.


Reed RL, Barton CA, Isherwood LM, Baxter JMO, Roeger L.

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