A Randomized Recruitment Intervention Trial (RECRUIT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01911208|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2018
The purpose of this study is to test a recruitment intervention to increase racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials. The trial will be conducted in specialty care clinics. In RECRUIT minorities are those underrepresented in clinical trials and include:
- African Americans/ Blacks
- Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders
- Native Americans/Alaskan Natives
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Recruitment of Minorities||Behavioral: RECRUIT intervention Behavioral: Control||Not Applicable|
Low minority participation in clinical trials limits our ability to assess and address potential differences in therapeutic responses. To address the problem of low minority recruitment we are initiating a randomized trial of a recruitment intervention (RECRUIT) funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health disparities (NIMHD) to increase racial/ethnic diversity in clinical trials.
Our specific approach is directed toward multi-site trials conducted at specialty clinics within academic centers with recruiting venues that include community practices or practices of colleagues in other areas of the academic center. The intervention will focus on approximately 60 specialty clinics. Clinical sites will be randomized to the intervention or control group. The target of the intervention will be the site investigators and clinical trial coordinators.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Recruitment Intervention Trial|
|Study Start Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 6, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 6, 2017|
Experimental: RECRUIT intervention
Clinical sites will work with the RECRUIT team to enhance and individualize their recruitment methods.
Behavioral: RECRUIT intervention
Sites randomized to RECRUIT are taught skills to develop a tailored recruitment intervention encompassing continuous quality improvement and patient navigation.
Clinical sites can use which ever recruitment methods they prefer.
- Percentage of racially/ethnically diverse participants (minorities) enrolled [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]Minorities as defined in this trial include those underrepresented in clinical trials and considered underrepresented by NIH criteria with the addition of those of Asian descent.
- Number of participant referrals [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]Differences between intervention and control sites in number of participant referrals.
- Recruitment Activities [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]Numbers and types of activities reported on recruitment logs by all sites.
- Investigator and Coordinator Outcome expectations [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]Change from baseline in physician investigator and coordinator outcome expectations (intervention sites only).
- Qualitative Key Informant Interviews [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]Qualitative key informant phone interviews of the physician investigators and coordinators (intervention and control sites).
- Participant Satisfaction [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]Potential/enrolled participant satisfaction with intervention and control trial site investigators and coordinators. Subjects will be given a satisfaction survey at screening and at every follow up visit.
- Investigator and Coordinator Self-Efficacy [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]Change from baseline in physician investigator and coordinator self-efficacy(intervention sites only).
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01911208
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Barbara C. Tilley, PhD||The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston|