Facilitators and barriers to clinical trial recruitment and retention of older people: A mixed-methods study

Have you ever taken part in a clinical trial?

Researchers from The University of Sydney are conducting a study examining the thoughts and experiences of older people (aged 65 and over) who have taken part in a clinical trial.

A clinical trial is a type of research study that investigates treatments for medical conditions. These trials may study drug treatments, surgical treatments or non-drug therapies such as exercise, rehabilitation or lifestyle changes.

The research team are aiming to explore the factors that affect the recruitment of older people into clinical trials: the challenges as well as the factors that make it easier to take part.

If you have ever taken part in a clinical trial, you are invited to participate in a one-on-one interview to talk about your thoughts and experiences. The interview would take approximately 30–45 minutes but can be more or less, depending on your preference. It can be done face-to-face or via Zoom.

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If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact:
Sue Markham, PhD student
Faculty of Medicine and Health
The University of Sydney
Email: smar8309@uni.sydney.edu.au