Successful recruitment of participants to any trial is central to its success. Trial results are routinely published, and recruitment is often cited to be slower and more difficult than anticipated. This article reflects on the methodological challenges of recruiting women with prolapse attending United Kingdom (UK) gynaecology outpatient clinics to a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) of physiotherapy, and the systems put in place in an attempt to address them.
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Dickson, S., Logan, J., Hagen, S., Stark, D., Glazener, C., McDonald, A. M., & McPherson, G. (2013). Reflecting on the methodological challenges of recruiting to a United Kingdom-wide, multi-centre, randomised controlled trial in gynaecology outpatient settings. Trials, 14(389), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-389