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Factors Affecting Clinician Engagement In Recruitment For Dementia Trials

Lowery, David (2011) Factors Affecting Clinician Engagement In Recruitment For Dementia Trials. In: The Gerontologist. 51 (S2). p. 435. Oxford University Press (doi:10.1093/geront/gns068) (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) (KAR id:38388)

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Abstract

A randomised controlled trial of tailored walking for the manage-ment of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)experienced very poor recruitment despite strong support from stake-holders. From a population exceeding two thousand people with demen-tia only six participants were recruited in the first six months despiteminimal exclusion criteria. Consequently we invited clinicians to facil-itated roundtable discussions on their perceptions of research, impedi-ments to their role as recruiters and ways to enhance recruitment. Sev-eral impediments to clinicians identifying participants to the study teamemerged, including: Clinicians feeling accountable for the research;concerns about overburdening participants; anxiety about participantsonce the research ended; concern about participants feelings if allocatedto the control group; clinicians deciding on behalf of their patients thatthis research was a low priority and lack of perceived rewards for refer-ring participants. Addressing these concerns led to far better recruit-ment rates.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/geront/gns068
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 12:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38388 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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