Recruitment and enrollment of participants in an online diabetes self-management intervention in a virtual environment

Allison Vorderstrasse, Louise Reagan, Gail D'Eramo Melkus, Sarah Y. Nowlin, Stacia B. Birdsall, Andrew Burd, Yoon Hee Cho, Myoungock Jang, Constance Johnson

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Abstract

Effective recruitment of research participants is essential for successful randomized controlled trials and remains one of the most challenging and labor-intensive aspects of conducting research. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe recruitment methods for this two-group, internet-based intervention trial and enrollment status in relation to recruitment methods, accounting for accrual rates and recruitment costs and to discuss our recruitment results and limitations informed by the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) team's evidence and expert-based recommendations for recruitment. The primary study was a two-group randomized controlled trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of a virtual environment, Diabetes LIVE

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106399
JournalContemporary Clinical Trials
Volume105
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Clinical trials
  • Diabetes
  • Internet research
  • Recruitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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