How could technology be best used in trial follow-up processes?
- “I have a suspicion that trialists are all too eager to embrace digital means of keeping participants involved in trial – “let’s use an app!/online questionnaire…!” and often they’re not sufficient tested and/or adapted to people’s needs. … So the question is again how do we make technology work while not just using it as a panacea?” (Frontline staff or other staff involved or invested in trial retention (e.g. Research Nurse, Trial Manager, regulatory or oversight role such as Sponsor or Research Director))
- “I think a hospital follow up initially then a later follow up at home via email or Skype. Some follow up could be done via telemeds rather than people having to travel. Email and a text instead of mail would be most effective.” (Patient or public member involved in a trial (as a participant or parent/carer of a participant, or as a contributor to design/delivery of trial))