B3585 - Qualitative review of ALSPAC recruitment and virtual visits by QuinteT Qualitative Research Integrated within Trials - 19/10/2020

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Marcus Jepson | University of Bristol
Title of project: 
Qualitative review of ALSPAC recruitment and virtual visits by QuinteT (Qualitative Research Integrated within Trials)
Proposal summary: 

ALSPAC has received funding to complete a data collection sweep for original ALSPAC participants that was due to commence in September 2020 and to continue data collection with the ALSPAC-G2 (children of the children cohort). The original objective of bringing QuinteT into ALSPAC was to learn from their trials activity and to deploy techniques for engagement, measurement, update/change of approach to improve study performance. ALSPAC also aims to improve recruitment in key groups; Males, low SES, disengaged and ethnic minorities. A proposal was funded by the CRN for QuinteT to review ALSPAC engagement activities with a subset of male participants involved in the FIT substudy.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ALSPAC has had to cease all face to face data collection activities. ALSPAC is now looking to develop a “virtual visit” and would like to use the CRN funding for QuinteT evaluate the effectiveness of our messaging around these virtual visits and to help evaluate the success of these visits from the participant perspective.

Impact of research: 
Improve documentation to participants, which we hope will improve the participant experience
Date proposal received: 
Friday, 16 October, 2020
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 19 October, 2020
Epidemiology, Cohort studies - attrition, bias, participant engagement, ethics