Facilitators and barriers to successful recruitment into a large comparative effectiveness trial: a qualitative study

Stephanie Behringer-Massera, Terysia Browne, Geny George, Sally Duran, Andrea Cherrington, Melissa D. McKee, Grade Research Group

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Background: Recruitment of participants into research studies, especially individuals from minority groups, is challenging; lack of diversity may lead to biased findings. Aim: To explore beliefs about research participation among individuals who were approached and eligible for the GRADE study. Methods: In-depth qualitative telephone interviews with randomized participants (n = 25) and eligible individuals who declined to enroll (n = 26). Results: Refusers and consenters differed in trust and perceptions of risk, benefits and burden of participation. Few participants understood how comparative effectiveness research differed from other types of trials; however, some features of comparative effectiveness research were perceived as lower risk. Conclusion: We identified facilitators and addressable barriers to participation in research studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-826
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of comparative effectiveness research
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Keywords

  • comparative effectiveness research
  • qualitative research
  • recruitment

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Facilitators and barriers to successful recruitment into a large comparative effectiveness trial : a qualitative study. / Behringer-Massera, Stephanie; Browne, Terysia; George, Geny; Duran, Sally; Cherrington, Andrea; McKee, Melissa D.; Group, Grade Research.

In: Journal of comparative effectiveness research, Vol. 8, No. 10, 01.07.2019, p. 815-826.

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Behringer-Massera, S, Browne, T, George, G, Duran, S, Cherrington, A, McKee, MD & Group, GR 2019, 'Facilitators and barriers to successful recruitment into a large comparative effectiveness trial: a qualitative study', Journal of comparative effectiveness research, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 815-826. https://doi.org/10.2217/cer-2019-0010
Behringer-Massera, Stephanie ; Browne, Terysia ; George, Geny ; Duran, Sally ; Cherrington, Andrea ; McKee, Melissa D. ; Group, Grade Research. / Facilitators and barriers to successful recruitment into a large comparative effectiveness trial : a qualitative study. In: Journal of comparative effectiveness research. 2019 ; Vol. 8, No. 10. pp. 815-826.
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