Challenges to and Facilitators of Recruitment to an Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trial: A Qualitative Interview Study
Semi-structured qualitative telephone interviews were conducted with 17 staff members from a United Kingdom-based Alzheimer’s trial (Reducing pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease through Angiotensin TaRgeting, RADAR) to explore barriers and facilitators to recruitment. The researchers found that challenges to Alzheimer’s trial recruitment can occur at the care pathway and at clinician, patient, and companion levels. They suggest that recruitment can be facilitated by improving diagnostic processes and systems for recording and sharing patient information, embedding research into routine patient care, collaborating with a range of services to identify and approach eligible patients, training and engaging trial staff, and providing patients with clear and concise study information.
Clement C, Selman LE, Kehoe PG, et al. Challenges to and facilitators of recruitment to an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial: A qualitative interview study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2019;69(4):1067-1075.