We tailor a program specific to the needs of a study based on factors like the types of patients and potential barriers. For instance, are we dealing with children who need to spend an inordinate amount of time at study sites? The solution – provide tablets loaded with games to help the time pass.
Whether it’s rewards for staying involved, reimbursement for time and travel, or reminders to attend study visits, we know there are IRB and potential sponsor regulations regarding patient gifts. So we always make informed, experienced recommendations.
That being said, a retention program is not always appropriate. We’ll take the time to figure out if one is right for your study.