Background: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research progress is impeded due to participant recruitment challenges. This study seeks to better understand, from the perspective of individuals engaged in clinical trials (CTs), research motivations. Methods: Participants, or their caregivers, from AD treatment and prevention CTs were surveyed about research motivators. Results: The 87 respondents had a mean age of 72.2, were predominantly Caucasian, 55.2% were male, and 56.3% had cognitive impairment. An overwhelming majority rated the potential to help themselves or a loved one and the potential to help others in the future as important motivators. Relatively few respondents were motivated by free healthcare, monetary rewards, or to make others happy. Conclusions: Recruitment efforts should focus on the potential benefit for the individual, their loved ones, and others in the future rather than free healthcare or monetary rewards.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Aging clinical and experimental research|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2018|
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- Clinical trials
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology