Impact of a Volunteer Program for Research in a Pediatric Emergency Department.
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Annie-Jade Lespérence
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Background: An important proportion of children visit the emergency
department (ED) in the evening and during the week-end. This limits
recruitment for research in pediatric ED because it is more challenging to hire
research assistants for this time period. The PIEUVRES program involves
12 hours of formal training for first and second year medical students to
become research assistants in the ED. Following their training and
support from research coordinators, they are able to recruit research
participants in a pediatric ED. There is very limited data about the impact of
such a volunteer program on research in a clinical setting.
Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the additional
number of children recruited by a group of medical student volunteers in the
research program PIEUVRES.
Method: This was an observational study reporting the number of children
recruited by the volunteers during PIEUVRES program during the academic
year of 2013-14. Volunteers worked a 6-hour recruitment shift per week
during a semester. These shifts were distributed among the evenings of the
week (4PM-10PM) and during the week-end (10AM-10PM). At the end of
each shift they reported the number of patients approached and recruited for
each of the studies. During the study period, there were seven studies for
which volunteers could have recruited.
Results: The volunteer program occurred from October 19th 2013 until
May 11 2014. During this period, the volunteers approached a total of 692
children/families and recruited 262 participants (38%) during 184 shifts.
Most patients were recruited for the five observational studies while only 3/9
and 9/38 (recruited/approached) patients were recruited for the two
interventional trials. No ethical problem or complaints were received from the
families in relation to their interaction with the volunteers.
Conclusion: The volunteer program permitted to recruit an important amount
of research participants in a pediatric emergency department.
This improvement required small financial and human resources
Abstract
Background: An important proportion of children visit the emergency
department (ED) in the evening and during the week-end. This limits
recruitment for research in pediatric ED because it is more challenging to hire
research assistants for this time period. The PIEUVRES program involves
12 hours of formal training for first and second year medical students to
become research assistants in the ED. Following their training and
support from research coordinators, they are able to recruit research
participants in a pediatric ED. There is very limited data about the impact of
such a volunteer program on research in a clinical setting.
Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the additional
number of children recruited by a group of medical student volunteers in the
research program PIEUVRES.
Method: This was an observational study reporting the number of children
recruited by the volunteers during PIEUVRES program during the academic
year of 2013-14. Volunteers worked a 6-hour recruitment shift per week
during a semester. These shifts were distributed among the evenings of the
week (4PM-10PM) and during the week-end (10AM-10PM). At the end of
each shift they reported the number of patients approached and recruited for
each of the studies. During the study period, there were seven studies for
which volunteers could have recruited.
Results: The volunteer program occurred from October 19th 2013 until
May 11 2014. During this period, the volunteers approached a total of 692
children/families and recruited 262 participants (38%) during 184 shifts.
Most patients were recruited for the five observational studies while only 3/9
and 9/38 (recruited/approached) patients were recruited for the two
interventional trials. No ethical problem or complaints were received from the
families in relation to their interaction with the volunteers.
Conclusion: The volunteer program permitted to recruit an important amount
of research participants in a pediatric emergency department.
This improvement required small financial and human resources
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