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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157400
Type:
Presentation
Title:
RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES IN A STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS WITH ADVANCED HEART FAILURE
Abstract:
RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES IN A STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS WITH ADVANCED HEART FAILURE
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Yan, Yi, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Oregon Health & Science University
Title:PhD Student
Contact Address:3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR, 97239-2941, USA
Co-Authors:Lois Miller
AIMS: The purpose of this poster is to describe major challenges encountered when recruiting older adults with end-stage heart failure (HF) into a longitudinal study of HF symptoms and symptom managements. BACKGROUND: Published studies have shown that participant recruitment is one of the most difficult aspects of end-of-life research. However, little is known concerning recruitment challenges in studies involving older adults with end-stage HF.
METHODS: The study examines symptoms and symptom clusters during the terminal stage of heart failure in a sample of older patients, age 60 and older, residing in the community in Oregon. Details of the recruitment challenges in our study are outlined.
RESULTS: Participants are recruited from 4 different sitesùa heart failure specialty treatment clinic at a university hospital, a Heart Failure Case Management Program, and 2 local palliative and hospice programs. So far, the research team encountered 4 major challenges to recruitment. These are: 1) the screening burden of using pre-selected inclusion/exclusion criteria; 2) high rate of comorbidity in potential participants; 3) healthcare professionals acting as "gatekeepers", 4) physical burden of participating in research to individual patients. Thoughts and recommendations drawn on our experiences to increase recruitment are provided.
IMPLICATIONS: Recruiting older adults with end-stage heart failure to research is not a easy task. Researchers need to be fully prepared and be ready to deal with recruitment challenges to ensure the achievement of optimal sample size.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRECRUITMENT CHALLENGES IN A STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS WITH ADVANCED HEART FAILUREen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157400-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES IN A STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS WITH ADVANCED HEART FAILURE</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yan, Yi, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oregon Health &amp; Science University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR, 97239-2941, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yanyi@ohsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lois Miller</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">AIMS: The purpose of this poster is to describe major challenges encountered when recruiting older adults with end-stage heart failure (HF) into a longitudinal study of HF symptoms and symptom managements. BACKGROUND: Published studies have shown that participant recruitment is one of the most difficult aspects of end-of-life research. However, little is known concerning recruitment challenges in studies involving older adults with end-stage HF. <br/>METHODS: The study examines symptoms and symptom clusters during the terminal stage of heart failure in a sample of older patients, age 60 and older, residing in the community in Oregon. Details of the recruitment challenges in our study are outlined. <br/>RESULTS: Participants are recruited from 4 different sites&ugrave;a heart failure specialty treatment clinic at a university hospital, a Heart Failure Case Management Program, and 2 local palliative and hospice programs. So far, the research team encountered 4 major challenges to recruitment. These are: 1) the screening burden of using pre-selected inclusion/exclusion criteria; 2) high rate of comorbidity in potential participants; 3) healthcare professionals acting as &quot;gatekeepers&quot;, 4) physical burden of participating in research to individual patients. Thoughts and recommendations drawn on our experiences to increase recruitment are provided. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: Recruiting older adults with end-stage heart failure to research is not a easy task. Researchers need to be fully prepared and be ready to deal with recruitment challenges to ensure the achievement of optimal sample size. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:50:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:50:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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