Keeping trial participants engaged

Keeping patients engaged and involved in clinical trials is essential to success. With average patient costs estimated at $37,000 per patient, sponsors cannot afford non-compliant patients—or worse, dropouts. Almac’s research on patient preferences (n=405) yields critical success factors to apply when designing protocols, including those with diaries. The survey’s goal was to better understand how to effectively implement reminders during clinical trials and identify patients’ perceptions of the optimal reminder strategy.