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Table 6 HAND-1 QRI interventions

From: Optimising recruitment to the HAND-1 RCT feasibility study: integration of the QuinteT Recruitment Intervention (QRI)

Date QRI intervention Received by/centre Agreed action as result of feedback
13 January 2016, phase 1 Recruiter training presentation given at collaborators’ meeting Surgeon C, centre 1 N/A
13 January 2016, phase 1 HAND-1 recruiter tips document circulated to centres All N/A
28 February 2016, phase 1 Full QRI report sent to CI and TMG members (including suggested actions) Surgeon C, centre 1 (as a member of the TMG) N/A
10 May 2016, phase 2 Site-specific feedback visit/training to centre 1 Surgeon C, research nurse C and other staff involved with recruitment in centre 1 Carefully consider recruitment practices—specifically to explore and address treatment preferences rather than accept them at face value.
11 May 2016, phase 2 Site-specific feedback visit/training to centre 2 Surgeon B, research nurse B and other staff involved with recruitment in centre 2 Streamline patient recruitment pathway. Carefully consider recruitment practices—specifically to provide more balanced overview of procedures and explore patient preferences rather than accept them at face value.
18 May 2016, phase 2 Individual and tailored written feedback sent to recruiting surgeons Surgeon B, surgeon C and 1 additional recruiter (surgeon E) in centre 1 N/A
22 June 2016, phase 2 Tailored tips document (based on issues identified from screening log data e.g. addressing patient treatment preferences) All recruitment staff in centre 3 N/A
1 August 2016, phase 2 Individual and tailored written feedback Surgeon D, centre 2 N/A