Study within a trial (SWAT) 2017 Awardees
In 2017 the HRB-TMRN awarded three SWAT awards following successful international peer review.
The successful SWATs are listed below. Each award is up to €10,000 in value.
Dr Brian Slattery, School of Psychology, NUI Galway
Examining the influence of an informational video on participant retention in a randomised controlled trial.
LTR: Dr Jenny McSharry, Dr Brian Slattery, Prof. Brian McGuire – School of Psychology, NUI Galway
Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork
To determine if provision of information about a core outcome set (COS) increases response rates and attitudes toward trial questionnaire completion.
LTR: Dr Michelle Queally, Dr Elaine Toomey, Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Prof. Molly Byrne, Dr Catherine Hayes. (SWAT team also includes Prof Patricia Kearney)
Dr Valerie Smith, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway / Trinity College Dublin.
Statistical methods for compensating for missing longitudinal data in a cluster-randomised trial.
Pictured: Prof Valerie Smith TCD (SWAT team also include: Declan Devane, Shaun Treweek, Margarita Corry, Catherine Comiskey, Susanne Grylska-Bach, Andrew Hunter, Patricia Healy)