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Recruitment of Individuals with Dementia and Their Carers for Social Research: Lessons Learned from Nine Studies

Many research studies report difficulties recruiting enough participants, adding to the time and cost of the study and potentially jeopardizing the generalizability of findings. This article reported on recruitment strategies used in nine dementia-related studies conducted in Australia. Articles, notices, or advertisements in targeted specialist newsletters were the most cost-effective method of recruitment. Online and social media were low-cost but not reliably effective. 

Beattie E, Fielding E, O'Reilly M. Recruitment of individuals with dementia and their carers for social research: Lessons learned from nine studies. Research in Gerontological Nursing 2018 May 1;11(3):119-128.

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