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Appl Nurs Res. 2011 Aug;24(3):179-87. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2009.06.006. Epub 2009 Sep 18.

A theory-based problem-solving approach to recruitment challenges in a large randomized field trial.

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  • 1Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Normal, USA. skossm@ilstu.edu


Despite best-laid plans, recruitment problems arise in large field trials. Research teams must work hard on problem solving and push comfort zones to sustain recruitment and accrual levels. A systematic theory-based problem-solving approach helped us look deeply for challenges and implement strategies continuously to sustain accrual to our target enrollment.

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