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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Zoe
dc.contributor.authorBennett, M.I.
dc.contributor.authorPetty, Duncan R.
dc.contributor.authorBlenkinsopp, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-13T10:49:20Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-26T14:14:26Z
dc.date.available2019-06-13T10:49:20Z
dc.date.available2019-06-26T14:14:26Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationEdwards Z, Bennett MI, Petty D et al (2019) Evaluating recruitment methods of patients with advanced cancer: a pragmatic opportunistic comparison. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Accepted for Publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17146
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Recruitment of patients with advanced cancer into studies is challenging. Objective: To evaluate recruitment methods in a study of pharmacist-led cancer pain medicines consultations and produce recommendations for future studies. Method: Two methods of recruitment were employed: 1) community-based (general practitioner computer search, identification by general practitioner, community pharmacist or district nurse and hospital outpatient list search), and 2) hospice-based (in and outpatient list search). Patients identified in method 1 were invited by post and in method 2 were invited face-to-face. Information was designed in collaboration with patients and carers. Results: 128 patients were identified (85 from the community and 43 from the hospice), 47 met the inclusion criteria. Twenty-three agreed to take part and 19 completed the study, 17 of whom were already under specialist palliative care. Recruitment rates were 7% for community-based methods and 40% for hospice. The recruitment methods differed in intensity of resource use. Recruitment via letter and a lack of engagement by healthcare professionals were found to be barriers. Facilitators included the researcher having personal involvement in recruitment. Conclusion: The overall recruitment rate was in line with other studies for this patient cohort. Attempts to identify and engage patients through community-based postal contact were less effective than where personal contact with patients was both possible and occurred. Methods were less successful at recruiting patients who were not already engaged with hospice services.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipProgramme Grants for Applied Research. Grant Number: RP-PG-0610-10114en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12562
dc.subjectPalliative careen_US
dc.subjectRecruitmenten_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectEnd-of-lifeen_US
dc.subjectMethodsen_US
dc.titleEvaluating recruitment methods of patients with advanced cancer: a pragmatic opportunistic comparisonen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2019-05-24
dc.date.application2019-07-09
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2020-07-10
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.description.publicnotesThe full-text of this article will be released for public view at the end of the publisher embargo on 10 Jul 2020.en_US
dc.date.updated2019-06-13T09:49:26Z
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-26T14:16:55Z


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