Effective recruitment and retention methods, and present methodological innovation in the form of the simultaneous/coordinated SWAT design
In this webinar, we will be exploring the importance of effective recruitment and retention methods, and present methodological innovation in the form of the simultaneous/coordinated SWAT design, which can lead to a rapid increase in the evidence base.
The following researchers will be presenting:
Catherine Knowlson, Trial Coordinator at York Trials Unit: presenting on recruitment patterns in HTA-funded multi-centre RCTs and why recruitment rates need to improve, using the RECOVERY trial as an example where faster recruitment could have saved lives.
Knowlson, C. and Torgerson, D.J., 2020. Effects of rapid recruitment and dissemination on Covid-19 mortality: the RECOVERY trial. F1000Research, 9.
Elizabeth Colman, Statistician at York Trials Unit: Presenting on the benefits of conducting a simultaneous SWAT - where one intervention is tested within multiple host trials at the same time. A case study of sending Christmas cards to participants as a retention strategy will be presented, where the logistics of setting up the SWAT and processes involved will be discussed, alongside presenting the findings.
Any queries please contact The PROMETHEUS Team ([email protected])