Recruiting and retaining general practitioners to a primary care asthma-intervention study in Australia
Smita Shah, Jessica K Roydhouse, Brett G Toelle, Craig M Mellis, Christine R Jenkins, Peter Edwards, Susan M Sawyer
Australian Journal of Primary Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2014
The need for more evidence-based interventions in primary care is clear. However, it is challenging to recruit general practitioners (GPs) for interventional research. This paper reports on the evaluation of three methods of recruitment that were sequentially used to recruit GPs for a randomised controlled trial of an asthma communication and education intervention in Australia. The recruitment methods (RMs) were: general practices were contacted by project staff from a Department of General Practice, University of Sydney (RM1); general practices were contacted by staff from an independent research organisation (RM2); and general practices were contacted by a medical peer (chief investigator..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank the GPs who participated in the study, the research staff who supported the study and Marivic Lagleva who assisted with the paper. The PACE Australia study was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Asthma Management Program.