No “One Size Fits All” Solution to Improve Clinical Trial Participation

No "One Size Fits All"Solution to Improve Clinical Trial Participation By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Clinical trial study designers are trying to find ways to increase participation and reduce dropout. According to three recent studies, the reasons patients give for not participating in clinical trials vary depending on a number of factors including the condition being studied, the gender or age of participants, and even minority status. Accommodating these differing needs in the study design would support enrollment and sustain participation, but it requires asking prospective participants what would lower the barriers for their specific condition [...]