Journal article

Strategies and challenges associated with recruiting retirement village communities and residents into a group exercise intervention

Rachel L Duckham, Jamie L Tait, Caryl A Nowson, Kerrie M Sanders, Dennis R Taaffe, Keith D Hill, Robin M Daly

BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) provide the highest level of scientific evidence, but successful participant recruitment is critical to ensure the external and internal validity of results. This study describes the strategies associated with recruiting older adults at increased falls risk residing in retirement villages into an 18-month cluster RCT designed to evaluate the effects of a dual-task exercise program on falls and physical and cognitive function. METHODS: Recruitment of adults aged ≥65 at increased falls risk residing within retirement villages (size 60-350 residents) was initially designed to occur over 12 months using two distinct cohorts (C). Recruitment occurre..

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