What we have learned about best practices for recruitment and retention in multicenter pregnancy studies

Ashley Salazar, Susan Tolivaisa, Donna Allard, Tammy S. Bishop, Sabine Bousleiman, Kelly Clark, Wendy Dalton, Stacy Harris, Kathy Hale, Kim Hill, Francee Johnson, Gail Mallett, Lisa Moseley, Felecia Ortiz, Cynthia Willson, Elizabeth A. Thom

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Abstract

For 30 years, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network has had significant impact on clinical practice in obstetrics. The MFMU Network has conducted 50 randomized clinical trials and observational studies designed to improve pregnancy outcomes for mothers and children. Each center has a designated clinical research nurse coordinator who coordinates the day-to-day operations of each trial and leads a research team that is responsible for recruitment and retention of participants. Some of the lessons learned by the nurse coordinators over the past 30 years are described with examples from recent studies. Best practices that we have amassed from our experience are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-327
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • multi-center research
  • pregnancy research
  • subject recruitment
  • subject retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Salazar, A., Tolivaisa, S., Allard, D., Bishop, T. S., Bousleiman, S., Clark, K., Dalton, W., Harris, S., Hale, K., Hill, K., Johnson, F., Mallett, G., Moseley, L., Ortiz, F., Willson, C., & Thom, E. A. (2016). What we have learned about best practices for recruitment and retention in multicenter pregnancy studies. Seminars in Perinatology, 40(5), 321-327. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semperi.2016.03.010