Recruiting women during pregnancy and childbirth to clinical trials
Vivienne Hanrahan’s doctoral research ‘Recruiting women during pregnancy and childbirth to clinical trials – the barriers and enablers for trial recruiters’ addresses one of the top 10 questions identified by the PRioRiTy PSP Study.
Her research project ENCOUNTER (rEcruiter’s experieNCe Of recrUiting pregNanT womEn to clinical tRials) uses a behavioural approach to explore the perceptions and experiences of healthcare professionals recruiting women to clinical trials in maternity care.
Overall, ENCOUNTER aims to develop a co-designed, theoretically informed, recruiter-focused, evidence-based behaviour change intervention to improve trial recruitment. The feasibility and acceptability of the intervention will be assessed to guide the design of a SWAT, in which the intervention will be evaluated
Vivienne is studying under the supervision of Dr Linda Biesty (Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway) and Dr Katie Gillies (MRC Methodology Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen).
Hanrahan V, Gillies K, Biesty L (2020) Recruiters’ perspectives of recruiting women during pregnancy and childbirth to clinical trials: A qualitative evidence synthesis. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234783. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234783