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What information should trialists communicate to members of the public who are being invited to take part in a randomised trial in order to improve recruitment to the trial?

  • “I often find the information given to simplistic. I appreciate that the information must be understandable to all, but I wonder if it is possible to have access to other more in depth information.  I have managed to get more information, but usually it has to be requested and then given at a follow up.”
  • “Too much information is given; it needs to be succinct, simple and easy to read/understand.”
  • “General information should be given to each one explaining what the benefits are of participating in a study, explain ethics committees and the approval processes, that it is not mandatory to participate, that all data collected is treated in the strictest of confidence.”