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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159944
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Engaging Clinical Staff in Subject Recruitment: Practical Strategies
Abstract:
Engaging Clinical Staff in Subject Recruitment: Practical Strategies
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Segre, Lisa, Ph.D.
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:Nursing Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:319-335-7079
Co-Authors:L.S. Segre, K.C. Buckwalter, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City , IA; M. Friedemann, College of Nursing, Florida International University, Miami, FL;
Introduction: Meeting subject recruitment goals is a critical aspect of research methodology and a significant challenge for most clinical studies. It is particularly daunting for researchers who must rely on the clinical staff of an agency to identify and or recruit potential subjects. Although clinical staff members (csm) in real world settings are well-positioned to identify and facilitate a connection between subjects and researchers, consistent performance of this task is not easily maintained because of the numerous competing demands on clinical staff time, the relative perceived unimportance of the research endeavor compared to the provision of clinical service, and high turnover among staff and administrative personnel. Objective: This poster describes strategies successfully used to engage csm who recruited for three studies conducted in different settings and with different populations. Method: The "list" of strategies outlined in this poster emerged from the consultations among the three authors regarding barriers and challenges encountered in the subject recruitment process. In this poster the three studies will be briefly described along with a listing and description of the engagement strategies which are organized according to stages of research. Results: Through the use of the engagement strategies described in the poster, each of the three studies successfully met recruitment goals. Discussion: Staff "buy-in," commitment to research goals, and sustained support are crucial to the success of studies relying on csm to recruit subjects. However what may initially seem like an ideal collaboration is sometimes undermined by competing values and priorities. There are two important take-away points: (1) realize that subject recruitment challenges are common and expect to encounter these difficulties and (2) be prepared to utilize many different strategies to successfully complete subject enrollment for a study.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEngaging Clinical Staff in Subject Recruitment: Practical Strategiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159944-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Engaging Clinical Staff in Subject Recruitment: Practical Strategies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Segre, Lisa, Ph.D.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319-335-7079</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lisa-segre@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L.S. Segre, K.C. Buckwalter, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City , IA; M. Friedemann, College of Nursing, Florida International University, Miami, FL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Meeting subject recruitment goals is a critical aspect of research methodology and a significant challenge for most clinical studies. It is particularly daunting for researchers who must rely on the clinical staff of an agency to identify and or recruit potential subjects. Although clinical staff members (csm) in real world settings are well-positioned to identify and facilitate a connection between subjects and researchers, consistent performance of this task is not easily maintained because of the numerous competing demands on clinical staff time, the relative perceived unimportance of the research endeavor compared to the provision of clinical service, and high turnover among staff and administrative personnel. Objective: This poster describes strategies successfully used to engage csm who recruited for three studies conducted in different settings and with different populations. Method: The &quot;list&quot; of strategies outlined in this poster emerged from the consultations among the three authors regarding barriers and challenges encountered in the subject recruitment process. In this poster the three studies will be briefly described along with a listing and description of the engagement strategies which are organized according to stages of research. Results: Through the use of the engagement strategies described in the poster, each of the three studies successfully met recruitment goals. Discussion: Staff &quot;buy-in,&quot; commitment to research goals, and sustained support are crucial to the success of studies relying on csm to recruit subjects. However what may initially seem like an ideal collaboration is sometimes undermined by competing values and priorities. There are two important take-away points: (1) realize that subject recruitment challenges are common and expect to encounter these difficulties and (2) be prepared to utilize many different strategies to successfully complete subject enrollment for a study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:28:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:28:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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