Journal article

Recruiting people with HIV to an online self-management support randomised controlled trial: barriers and facilitators

Karen M Klassen, Tanya Millard, Julia Stout, Karalyn McDonald, Sarity Dodson, Richard H Osborne, Malcolm W Battersby, Christopher K Fairley, Michael R Kidd, James McMahon, David Baker, Julian H Elliott



Background Recruitment of people to randomised trials of online interventions presents particular challenges and opportunities. The aim of this study was to evaluate factors associated with the recruitment of people with HIV (PWHIV) and their doctors to the HealthMap trial, a cluster randomised trial of an online self-management program. METHODS: Recruitment involved a three-step process. Study sites were recruited, followed by doctors caring for PWHIV at study sites and finally PWHIV. Data were collected from study sites, doctors and patient participants. Factors associated with site enrolment and patient participant recruitment were investigated using regression models. RESULTS: Thirteen s..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge funding and in-kind support from the National Health and Medical Research Council ((NHMRC) Grant APP1012459), Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, National Association of People With HIV Australia and Alfred Health. Richard H. Osborne is funded, in part, by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (#APP1059122). The authors acknowledge the contributions of the HealthMap group, as listed in Appendix 1.