Recruitment and retention of elderly patients in clinical trials: Issues and strategies

Erin L. Cassidy, E. Baird, Javaid Sheikh

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Abstract

Clinicians and researchers alike are shifting their focus to elderly patients in order to target the most effective treatments for a variety of psychiatric conditions. Clinical trials with elderly patients are the necessary because they consume the largest number of prescription medications. There are special challenges and considerations in designing and conducting clinical studies. The authors review the various phases of such research, including recruitment of appropriate patients and retention of those enrolled, and they make suggestions, using examples from already completed research studies, illustrating the methods found to be most successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Recruitment and retention of elderly patients in clinical trials : Issues and strategies. / Cassidy, Erin L.; Baird, E.; Sheikh, Javaid.

In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2001, p. 136-140.

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