Recruiting children for Human Factors and Usability studies
Recruiting children with Junior Idiopathic Arthritis
Recruitment and logistics for a hard to reach group and rare condition
Global Case Study
MediVoice Recruit is highly experienced in recruiting hard to reach participants, in particular children with rare conditions. One such project requiring recruitment and facilities management in Central London was an interesting challenge.
The client was conducting an autoinjector validation study for a new device in development. MediVoice Recruit were asked to find adolescents between the ages of 10-17 who all had Junior Idiopathic Arthritis. The participants were required to be a mix of those experienced with self-injecting and those who were injection naïve. Given the rarity of the condition and challenge to recruit amongst children, MediVoice Recruit advised on a target of 6.
Participants were required to attend two interviews across two days. This involved receiving training to use the device then the following day injecting in to a dummy skin pad and answering questions about the process and device.
The team exceeded the recommended quota and recruited 10 participants through support group engagement, however due to the nature of the pandemic, restrictions and positive covid tests there were some drop outs. Despite this the quota was still met and the client was happy with the quality of respondents they saw.
The team also managed the facility in Central London and kept the client up to date with last minute changes and cancellations.