Journal article

Resource assessment in trials undertaken in residential care homes: Experiences from the Australian MIDDEL cluster randomised controlled trial research team

Felicity A Baker, Phoebe A Stretton-Smith, Tanara Vieira Sousa, Imogen Clark, Alice Cotton, Christian Gold, Young-Eun C Lee

Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


Background: The resources involved in delivering a clinical trial in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are significant and the success of a trial is dependent upon adequate planning, including appropriate timelines for each component of the study and the required budget. This paper describes process and resource assessment during recruitment, collection of outcome measures and intervention delivery, and presents learnings and considerations for conducting trials in RACFs with people living with dementia. Methods: Data were collected across 24 clusters in 12 RACFs over 18 months during a cluster randomised controlled trial which was testing the effectiveness of music interventions in p..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (grant number APP1137853) and by intramural support from NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS. The study has been undertaken independently of any input from funding bodies. Funders have had no role in the study to date.