Clinicians as recruiters to dementia trials: Lessons from the EVIDEM-E project

Lowery, David and Warner, James and Cerga-Pashoja, Arlinda and Thuné-Boyle, Ingela and Iliffe, Steve (2011) Clinicians as recruiters to dementia trials: Lessons from the EVIDEM-E project. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26 (7). pp. 767-769. ISSN 0885-6230 . (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.2671) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

‘Evidenced based interventions in dementia’ (EVIDEM: www.EVIDEM.org.uk) is a 5-year research & development programme aiming to explore, evaluate and improve the quality of community based dementia care (Iliffe et al., 2008). The EVIDEM programme, like most clinical trials, relies on clinicians to recruit participants. Key NHS Stakeholders support was strong for EVIDEM and so we anticipated straightforward recruitment. However, this has not been the case; from a population exceeding 2000 people with dementia, one EVIDEM trial (EVIDEM-E: http://www.evidem.org.uk/projects/evidem-e.htm) recruited 6 participants over 6 months through clinical teams, despite minimal exclusion criteria. Our enquiries suggested that this was due to clinicians not distributing invitations, rather than a lack of interest from people with dementia and their carers. With recruitment alarmingly low and struggling to understand the incongruity between verbal support and limited promotion of the study, we invited team managers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists to a facilitated roundtable discussion on their perceptions of research, impediments to their role as recruiters and ways to enhance recruitment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 13:19 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 13:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36594 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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