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In-hospital recruitment to observational studies of stroke

In-hospital recruitment to observational studies of stroke
In-hospital recruitment to observational studies of stroke
The objective of this study was to examine recruitment in three observational follow-up studies of patients with stroke, focusing on reasons for nonparticipation and the role of potential factors in explaining recruitment rates. It comprised secondary analysis of the three studies. Recruitment rates varied between the studies. Between 10 and 50% of those screened participated. In one study with no eligibility criteria other than informed consent being obtained and a confirmed diagnosis of stroke, we recruited only 50% (95% confidence interval 47 to 54%) of those screened. Recruitment is particularly difficult when restricted to a time window around discharge from hospital. We recommend that potential participants should be approached for consent as soon as possible, so that data tracking their hospital stay can be retained. Even where effectively no eligibility criteria are used, recruitment is limited by the necessity to gain informed consent, particularly amongst patients with severe disease
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Pickering, Ruth M.
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Hyndman, D.
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Fitton, Carolyn
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Ashburn, Ann
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Jenkinson, Damian
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on behalf of the Stroke Association Rehabilitation and Research Centre Team
Pickering, Ruth M.
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Hyndman, D.
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Fitton, Carolyn
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Ashburn, Ann
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Jenkinson, Damian
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Pickering, Ruth M., Hyndman, D., Fitton, Carolyn, Ashburn, Ann and Jenkinson, Damian , on behalf of the Stroke Association Rehabilitation and Research Centre Team (2010) In-hospital recruitment to observational studies of stroke. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33 (1), 56-63. (doi:10.1097/MRR.0b013e32832fea23). (PMID:19801942)

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The objective of this study was to examine recruitment in three observational follow-up studies of patients with stroke, focusing on reasons for nonparticipation and the role of potential factors in explaining recruitment rates. It comprised secondary analysis of the three studies. Recruitment rates varied between the studies. Between 10 and 50% of those screened participated. In one study with no eligibility criteria other than informed consent being obtained and a confirmed diagnosis of stroke, we recruited only 50% (95% confidence interval 47 to 54%) of those screened. Recruitment is particularly difficult when restricted to a time window around discharge from hospital. We recommend that potential participants should be approached for consent as soon as possible, so that data tracking their hospital stay can be retained. Even where effectively no eligibility criteria are used, recruitment is limited by the necessity to gain informed consent, particularly amongst patients with severe disease

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Published date: March 2010

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Local EPrints ID: 72962
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/72962
ISSN: 0342-5282
PURE UUID: 28d0ff77-5860-4657-83a8-dee5e2722837
ORCID for D. Hyndman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4449-1414

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Date deposited: 25 Feb 2010
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 02:57

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Author: D. Hyndman ORCID iD
Author: Carolyn Fitton
Author: Ann Ashburn
Author: Damian Jenkinson
Corporate Author: on behalf of the Stroke Association Rehabilitation and Research Centre Team

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