Tailored Research Study Recruitment, Streamlined Results

Every research question is unique, and so should be your clinical research participants. With Connect’s Clinical Pre-Screeners, you can target participants based on specific clinical scales, ensuring your data is not just high-quality, but also predetermined to be relevant to your needs.

Why Choose Connect’s Clinical Pre-Screeners?

  • Customized Selection: Target participants and specify quotas at any range of the existing scales in the system, including Depression, Anxiety, Disordered Eating, and more.
  • Flexibility at Your Fingertips: Don’t be constrained by what’s available. With just a click, you can request the addition of new scales to suit your research needs.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Pinpoint the right participants, thus shortening your study duration and optimizing your budget.
  • Faster Results: Forget the laborious task of sifting through data. With Clinical Pre-Screeners, secure participants who already match your criteria from the start.
  • Minimize Data Bias: Including a scale within your patient survey might unintentionally shape participants’ subsequent responses. By selecting participants who already responded to the scale separately, you’re eliminating a major source of bias in your data.

Connect Clinical Pre-Screener Validation

To assess the scales’ validity, our research team ran a study using three pre-screened scales (PHQ-9, GAD-7, and EDE-QS), and asked participants to respond to several other scales for convergent and divergent validity:

  • The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Questionnaire (CES-D).
  • The Zung Anxiety Self-Report (SAS).
  • The Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R).
  • The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System and Sleep Disturbance and Sleep Impairment short forms (PROMIS SD and PROMIS SRI).
  • The Big Five Inventory (BFI)

The final sample consisted of 534 respondents at various points along the PHQ-9 scale (0-4, 5-9, etc.). The PHQ-9 was strongly positively correlated with the GAD-7, CES-D, SAS, SBQ-R, and PROMIS scales, as would be expected. On the other hand, there was no correlation between the PHQ-9 and Openness or GAD-7 and Openness, and moderate negative correlations between the PHQ-9 / GAD-7 and Conscientiousness / Agreeableness. In other words, our validation study demonstrated clear convergent and divergent validity.

In summary, the clinical qualifications on Connect demonstrate substantial validity, presenting an invaluable tool for clinical researchers.

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