Recruitment in a Cluster Randomized Stroke Trial

Recruitment in a Cluster Randomized Stroke Trial

Generally, the unit of randomization in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) is the individual participant (the patient). Occasionally, the unit of randomization can be a cluster, such as hospitals, schools, villages, etc. When randomizing large groups, the concept of cluster randomized trials (CRTs) has become increasingly common. Patient clusters are allocated to the intervention arms […]

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December 13th, 2016

Pragmatic approach to cluster randomized trials – a perspective from HeadPost

Cluster randomized trials (CRTs) is the concept of grouping individuals for randomization into a treatment or control group. The design is increasingly becoming more common when randomizing large groups. It also reduces bias as there are less decision making required from clinicians or nurses. A study to compare the effects of a patients head position […]

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December 9th, 2016

Cluster Randomized Trials – a HeadPost study

The concept of grouping subjects for randomization is called cluster randomized trials (CRT) – this concept is becoming increasingly common when randomizing large groups. However, when CRTs involve interventions at a cluster level, informed consent from participants may not always be possible to obtain. As informed consent is a fundamental ethical requirement for clinical trials, […]

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October 28th, 2016

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