|Recruitment and inclusion||
- Expand inclusion criteria to increase the number of eligible patients and improve generalizability.|
- Include more recruitment centers to increase the number of eligible patients as soon as a delayed recruitment is noticed.
- Inform eligible patients about the possible course of nutritional symptoms during chemotherapy when asking them to participate.
- Inform eligible patients that the burden of participation will be kept as low as possible (no additional hospital visits, non-invasive procedures etc.).
- Keep recruiting staff motivated by sending them newsletters about the study, speak with them face-to-face about eligible patients, involve them in the protocol writing or share positive responses of participants with them.
- Estimate the number of eligible patients in advance based on the in- and exclusion criteria.
- Maintain close contact with the clinical nurse specialist about the planning of patients to prevent missing values at baseline.|
- Pay extra attention to instructing participants on how to fill in questionnaires and diaries and evaluate afterwards.
- Emphasize the benefits of questionnaires and diaries in the communication with their practitioners to create motivation and increase compliance.
- Combine study appointments with existing hospital appointments to prevent extra hospital visits.|
- Minimize the number of different staff members having contact with the participants.
- Keep an overview of the studies that eligible patients are being asked to participate in to prevent that patients are overwhelmed with studies.