The Romance Reviews Anniversary Party!

I’ll be joining The Romance Reviews celebrating their 8th birthday with fun games and giveaways all month long. Come party with us! It’s HERE

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Research recruitment struggles? Thank you, next.

Excellent and article on recruiting patients for studies with innovative ideas for new recruits!

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By Julia Rybkina


Research recruitment can be a lot like dating: there is a large variety of potential participants and studies in the sea, but the challenge lies in finding perfect matches in a timely manner, using the most effective methods. Enrolling the intended number of participants is essential to the success of a study and its “procreation” (i.e., obtaining meaningful findings, publishing in reputable journals, and creating follow-up studies).

However, recent findings show that approximately one third of clinical trials fail to meet 100 per cent of participant enrollment goals. Insufficient recruitment, in turn, can result in study termination or delays, increased costs, and deprivation of the chance for individuals to potentially benefit from life-saving interventions or aids (1-3).

Understandably, it is no easy feat to ask individuals who experience complex, life-altering conditions to share their time and knowledge for the sake of scientific investigation. Yet research is…

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Now in Print!

I’m excited to announce that my In the Game Hockey Romances are now available in paperback! I have to admit I prefer print books to e-books, so I’m very happy that I can sit back and enjoy paper copies of my 4 medical hockey romances. Check them out HERE