The teams in Finland, France and the Netherlands are working very hard on including participants in the HATICE trial. In the Netherlands and Finland the first participants have been included in HATICE over 12 months ago, which means the 12 month assessments have started.
An ancillary study on determinants of participation (ACCEPT-HATICE) will start very soon. Individuals who are invited to take part in the HATICE trial and are eligible to do so will be asked to fill in a short self-administered questionnaire in order to study determinants of participation as well as barriers and facilitators to participation. This sub-study is called the ACCEPT-HATICE study. The questionnaire will include questions about socio-demographics, psychosocial characteristics (e.g. social support network), perceived health, and reasons for participation or non participation. Both persons who accept to participate in the trial and people who do not wish to participate will be asked to fill out these questionnaires. Furthermore, individual semi-structured interviews and/or focus groups will also be conducted with a subsample of HATICE participants and non participants (N=30/country) to further explore reasons for participation/non participation at baseline, and facilitators and barriers to adherence during the first year of follow-up.
In June 2016 the inclusion of participants in the HATICE trial is expected to be complete. Scientific progress will be communicated via this website.