Factors encouraging cohort maintenance in a longitudinal study.
At the end of 3 years of follow up in the Framingham Children's Study, a longitudinal study of young children and their parents, 100 of the original 106 families (94.3%) have remained in the study.
A questionnaire was administered to identify factors contributing to the high rate of follow up to this point in the study.
The attitudes of the staff, feedback to the subjects, the staff's handling of questions and problems, and association with the Framingham Heart Study emerged as the most important factors influencing continued participation in the study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Participation, Recrutement, Attitude, Questionnaire, Enfant, Parent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Epidemiology, Methodology, Cohort study, Follow up study, Participation, Recruitment, Attitude, Questionnaire, Child, Parent
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0437762
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.