Reflecting on the methodological challenges of recruiting to a United Kingdom-wide, multi-centre, randomised controlled trial in gynaecology outpatient settings

Sylvia Dickson, Janet Logan, Suzanne Hagen, Diane Stark, Cathryn Glazener, Alison M. McDonald, Gladys McPherson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalTrials
Volume14
Issue number389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Keywords

  • gynaecology
  • methodology
  • randomised controlled trial
  • prolapse

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Dickson, Sylvia ; Logan, Janet ; Hagen, Suzanne ; Stark, Diane ; Glazener, Cathryn ; McDonald, Alison M. ; McPherson, Gladys. / Reflecting on the methodological challenges of recruiting to a United Kingdom-wide, multi-centre, randomised controlled trial in gynaecology outpatient settings. In: Trials. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 389. pp. 1-8.
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