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Table 6 Recruiting to a urodynamic study

From: Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care: qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals

Importance of proactive recruitment:
If you phone [the patient] a day or two beforehand, they’re more likely to come in for [their study appointment] … Because, yeah, a couple of people have said, you know if you didn’t phone I don’t think I’d be here. (UN 606)
Really you need somebody… leading the recruitment… making sure that that database search is done, the list is checked, and the appropriate letter sent out… Which… might slip off people’s radar a little bit if it’s not something that’s done regularly. (GP 401)
Reasons for participation and non-participation:
I should benefit from it and so should other people. So to me, even though it was a little bit intrusive the test, I still think it was for the right reasons… just the knowledge that someone else may benefit from it, makes you feel better. (MSP 2002, age 55)
[The doctor] said… the surgery [were] participating in the PriMUS study and would I be prepared to take part and I said yes because he’s a fabulous doctor. (MSP 1117, age 84)
I said yes, because it was at the surgery, had it… been at the hospital, I would have said oh no… you’re talking an hour, an hour and a half one way… but because it was round the corner to my house, it was totally different. (MSP 2002, age 55)
I don’t like people prodding and poking around my private parts or anything [laughs]… I thought no way am I letting them mess around with me… because it’s not a very sort of, what shall we say, palatable thing is it really? (IP 301)
I didn’t want [to do anything that] involved having to go to hospital… I would prefer not to go to hospital… to do any testing at all… If the GP wanted to do it, yes I don’t mind that. (IP 201)
  1. UN urodynamic nurse, GP general practitioner, MSP main study participant, IP interview-only participant