Retention is in the Top 3 of trialists’ worries.
We’re running an evaluation of a theory-based cover letter that is sent together with your questionnaire(s) that are being used to collect trial outcome data at the moment. It’s a simple and cheap intervention and has shown benefit in an earlier trial. There’s a template to prepare the letter, which is very straightforward to use.
What we want to do now is test it in a wider range of trials and participant groups and collate the results through Trial Forge. The results would then go into the Cochrane review of interventions to improve recruitment (http://bit.ly/1Q7NPuA).
The registration is on the SWAT database (http://bit.ly/20ZqazA).
Trial Forge also has a bundle of extra materials that we can send groups interested in using the intervention. The extra information includes text that you could put into an ethics submission, or a grant proposal.
Get in touch if you’d like more information.