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Table 1 Inclusion criteria and recruitment techniques utilised in the three studies

From: Recruitment of older adults to three preventative lifestyle improvement studies

Study Inclusion criteria Recruitment techniques
Lifestyle Matters RCT • Aged 65 years (Lifestyle Matters) or 75 years (Putting Life In Years) and over
• Reasonable cognitive function (a score of 0–7 on 6-item Cognitive Impairment Test)
• Living independently in sheltered accommodation, alone or with others in specific areas of Sheffield (Putting Life In Years/Lifestyle Matters) and Bangor (Lifestyle Matters)
• Able to converse in English
• Referrals by district nurses
• Community engagement
• GP mail-outs
• South Yorkshire Cohorta (Putting Life In Years only)
Putting Life In Years RCT
Lifestyle Matters feasibility study • MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination) score over 18
• Geriatric Depression Scale score not indicating severe depression
• Aged 60 + years
• Referrals by district nurses
• Community engagement
  1. aSouth Yorkshire Cohort is a study that has recruited patients from GP surgeries in the South Yorkshire area. Studies can use the cohort to recruit individuals
  2. GP general practitioner, RCT randomised controlled trial