RETENTION IS IN THE TOP 3 OF TRIALISTS’ WORRIES.
York Trials Unit is leading a Study Within a Trial (SWAT) of an embedded RCT comparing two types of text messaging to improve response rates to postal questionnaire follow-up of patients in a RCT.
York’s previous SWATs of text messaging have found a modest effect. They now wish to see if personalising the message improves effectiveness and are looking for trials to work with. We want to test this intervention in a wide 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 will soon be on the SWAT database (http://bit.ly/20ZqazA).
It you’d like to join this evaluation, email Adwoa Hughes-Morley at the York Trials Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org).