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Table 1 Barriers and facilitators to recruitment identified by researchers

From: Enabling research in care homes: an evaluation of a national network of research ready care homes

Barriers Facilitators
Studies that require a large time commitment form care home staff Producing a brochure outlining the study and its potential benefits
Staff turnover – some care homes that agreed to take part in studies dropped out after a change of management Involving relatives in the research process as much as possible
Care home organisations not giving permission for studies to be conducted in their care homes Using a designated team to work with the care home residents and staff, drawing on clinicians that were linked to the care homes
Research protocols that do not fit with the care home’s mode of operation Building in some research training for care home staff into the study process