Research in patients with heart failure: Challenges in recruitment

Susan J. Pressler, Usha Subramanian, Rose Mary Shaw, Leslie E. Meyer, Klarisa Stoudemire, Irmina Gradus-Pizlo

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Background: Published studies of patients with heart failure may not include details about the challenges in the recruitment process. Objectives: To describe the recruitment process during the first 18 months of a study being conducted to evaluate cognitive deficits in patients with chronic heart failure. Methods: Details of the recruitment process are described for 2 clinic sites. Results: A total of 4027 echocardiograms were screened at site 1 to evaluate eligibility. Of the 161 patients eligible, 61 (38%) were invited to participate, and 29 of the 61 (48%) completed the study. At site 2, four hundred thirty-seven medical records of patients were screened, resulting in 163 eligible patients (37%). The staff invited 70 of the 163 patients (43%) to participate, and 52 of the 70 (74%) completed the study. The refusal rate was 23% at site 1 and 21% at site 2. Conclusions: Successful recruitment in studies involving patients with heart failure often requires screening of a large group of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Critical Care
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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Pressler, S. J., Subramanian, U., Shaw, R. M., Meyer, L. E., Stoudemire, K., & Gradus-Pizlo, I. (2008). Research in patients with heart failure: Challenges in recruitment. American Journal of Critical Care, 17(3), 198-203.

Research in patients with heart failure : Challenges in recruitment. / Pressler, Susan J.; Subramanian, Usha; Shaw, Rose Mary; Meyer, Leslie E.; Stoudemire, Klarisa; Gradus-Pizlo, Irmina.

In: American Journal of Critical Care, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.05.2008, p. 198-203.

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Pressler, SJ, Subramanian, U, Shaw, RM, Meyer, LE, Stoudemire, K & Gradus-Pizlo, I 2008, 'Research in patients with heart failure: Challenges in recruitment', American Journal of Critical Care, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 198-203.
Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Shaw RM, Meyer LE, Stoudemire K, Gradus-Pizlo I. Research in patients with heart failure: Challenges in recruitment. American Journal of Critical Care. 2008 May 1;17(3):198-203.
Pressler, Susan J. ; Subramanian, Usha ; Shaw, Rose Mary ; Meyer, Leslie E. ; Stoudemire, Klarisa ; Gradus-Pizlo, Irmina. / Research in patients with heart failure : Challenges in recruitment. In: American Journal of Critical Care. 2008 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 198-203.
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