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In-hospital recruitment to observational studies of stroke.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19801942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to examine recruitment in three observational follow-up studies of patients with stroke, focusing on reasons for nonparticipation and the role of potential factors in explaining recruitment rates. It comprised secondary analysis of the three studies. Recruitment rates varied between the studies. Between 10 and 50% of those screened participated. In one study with no eligibility criteria other than informed consent being obtained and a confirmed diagnosis of stroke, we recruited only 50% (95% confidence interval 47 to 54%) of those screened. Recruitment is particularly difficult when restricted to a time window around discharge from hospital. We recommend that potential participants should be approached for consent as soon as possible, so that data tracking their hospital stay can be retained. Even where effectively no eligibility criteria are used, recruitment is limited by the necessity to gain informed consent, particularly amongst patients with severe disease.
Ruth M Pickering; Dorit Kunkel; Carolyn Fitton; Ann Ashburn; Damian Jenkinson;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of rehabilitation research. Internationale Zeitschrift f?r Rehabilitationsforschung. Revue internationale de recherches de r?adaptation     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1473-5660     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Rehabil Res     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-11     Completed Date:  2010-05-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805421     Medline TA:  Int J Rehabil Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Public Health Sciences and Medical Statistics, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Great Britain
Informed Consent
Patient Discharge
Patient Selection*
Stroke / epidemiology*

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