Recruitment of spinal cord injury patients to clinical trials: Challenges and solutions

Diana D. Cardenas, Bilge Yilmaz

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Abstract

Clinical trials are the cornerstone of scientific evidence. Participant identification and recruitment is one of the most important challenges to any clinical trial. This article will review the whole recruitment process, with its method and strategy, and the problems faced during consecutive steps of recruitment. It then will give recommendations for those problems according to the scientific evidence and the authors' experience with clinical trials of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-23
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Clinical trials
  • Patient recruitment
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Rehabilitation

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