Recruitment experiences in randomized trial examining vision rehabilitation

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    Abstract

    It is widely recognised that recruitment to any randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluating rehabilitation interventions can be challenging andtypically Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)[1] scores are an inclusion criterion in therapy trials. We commenced an RCT to examine the effectiveness of a vision rehabilitation strategy for people with hemianopia following stroke, recruited between 1st March 2008 and 7th August 2009 from 6 sites in Adelaide, Australia. The study is registered with the Australian Clinical Trials Registry, Registration Number: ACTRN12610000494033.

    A total of 3019 people with stroke were admitted to the referring sites over the recruitment period and the number referred for screening for the project was 113, of which 34, a mere 30%, were eligible. Seventy-four were not eligible and 5 were unable to be screened to determine eligibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberel_133
    Number of pages1
    JournalAge and Ageing
    Volume39
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • Randomized controlled trial
    • rehabilitation interventions
    • therapy trials

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