The challenge of recruiting people with schizophrenia to a health promotion trial

Abbott, Margaret, Arthur, Antony, Walker, Liz and Doody, Gillian (2005) The challenge of recruiting people with schizophrenia to a health promotion trial. British Journal of General Practice, 55 (517). pp. 634-6. ISSN 0960-1643

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Abstract

People with schizophrenia have an increased risk of coronary heart disease. This pilot study tested the feasibility of carrying out a randomised controlled trial to compare coronary heart disease prevention for this population through an enhanced occupational therapy support intervention versus a practice-based intervention. Difficulty in deciding whether to take part meant that 123 visits were made to 25 people with 12 ultimately providing informed consent. Participants' discussion at a subsequent focus group (n = 3) suggested a poor understanding of the study process. Distrust of randomisation suggests that randomised controlled trials may not be the best way to evaluate community-based interventions for people with schizophrenia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coronary disease,feasibility studies,focus groups,health promotion,humans,patient selection,pilot projects,schizophrenia
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 14:36
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46894
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