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Table 1 SPARE trial qualitative recruitment investigation - design and progression

From: Key issues in recruitment to randomised controlled trials with very different interventions: a qualitative investigation of recruitment to the SPARE trial (CRUK/07/011)

  Time period
  Months 1-3 Month 4 Months 5-7 Months 8-10
Phase 1 Data
collection
and
analysis
Interviews with
main trial team
including
oncologists;
documentary
analysis of
protocol, some
literature and
Patient
Information
Sheet;
investigation of
screening logs
  Interviews
with clinicians,
including
urologists,
and recruiters
(outside main
trial team)
 
     Audio-recording of recruitment appointments
Phase 2 Feedback
and
training
  Feedback
to main
trial team
and
agreed
joint plan
of action
Changes
developed
and
implemented
 
    Recruitment tips and
training sessions
  1. The qualitative recruitment investigation comprised two iterative and
  2. overlapping phases - a first phase of intensive data collection and analysis to
  3. investigate the issues that were leading to low levels of recruitment and an
  4. 'intervention' phase to improve recruitment through feedback and training.
  5. The investigation carried out over 10 months is represented in Table 1.