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Recruitment challenges associated with a randomised controlled trial within a general telephone counselling service

Burgess, Nicole; Christensen, Helen; Griffiths, Kathleen; Farrer, Louise


We investigated recruitment into a randomised controlled trial (RCT) following contact with a generalist telephone counselling service. Telephone counsellors were required to ask callers if they would be willing to receive a telephone call to discuss their possible involvement in a trial designed to evaluate the use of a web-based mental health intervention. The five centres involved answered a total of 34,722 counselling calls during the recruitment period. Only 9% of callers were invited by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare
DOI: 10.1258/jtt.2010.090814


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