Participant recruitment into a randomised controlled trial of exercise therapy for people with multiple sclerosis

CARTER, Anouska, HUMPHREYS, Liam, SNOWDON, Nicky, SHARRACK, Basil, DALEY, Amanda, PETTY, Jane, WOODROOFE, Nicola and SAXTON, John (2015). Participant recruitment into a randomised controlled trial of exercise therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. Trials, 16 (1).

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Abstract

The success of a clinical trial is often dependant on whether recruitment targets can be met in the required time frame. Despite an increase in research into the benefits of exercise in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), no trial has reported detailed data on effective recruitment strategies for large-scale randomised controlled trials. The main purpose of this report is to provide a detailed outline of recruitment strategies, rates and estimated costs in the Exercise Intervention for Multiple Sclerosis (ExIMS) trial to identify best practices for future trials involving multiple sclerosis (MS) patient recruitment.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1186/s13063-015-0996-3
Depositing User: Marguerite Lyons
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 09:35
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 22:54
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11344

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