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Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials.

Brueton, VC; Tierney, J; Stenning, S; Harding, S; Meredith, S; Nazareth, I; Rait, G; (2013) Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials. Cochrane Database Syst Rev , 12 , Article MR000032. 10.1002/14651858.MR000032.pub2. Green open access

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Abstract

Loss to follow-up from randomised trials can introduce bias and reduce study power, affecting the generalisability, validity and reliability of results. Many strategies are used to reduce loss to follow-up and improve retention but few have been formally evaluated.

Type: Article
Title: Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000032.pub2
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.MR000032.pub2
Additional information: © 2013 The Authors. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Inst of Clinical Trials and Methodology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Inst of Clinical Trials and Methodology > MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1416853
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