Real World Recruiting of Older Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment for Exercise Trials: Community Readiness is Pivotal

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Prevention trials in subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially lifestyle interventions, can be difficult to carry out, particularly the recruitment and retention of subjects. We experienced these challenges in our multi-site one-year exercise trial in MCI, NeuroExercise. Trial recruitment rates differed significantly across sites; the non-medical sport university site, providing free access to a range of group exercise in a sports environment, proved far more successful than memory clinics linked to hospitals. This suggests that non-medical settings and a non-medical research community facilitating physical activities may be important factors in recruitment of subjects with MCI for large prevention trials.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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