Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS): retention strategy and results at 24 months.

@article{Gourash2013LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS): retention strategy and results at 24 months.},
  author={William F Gourash and Faith E. Ebel and Kathy Lancaster and Abidemi Adeniji and Laurie Koozer Iacono and Jessie K Eagleton and Anne MacDougall and Chelsea Cassady and Hallie Ericson and Walter Pories and Bruce M. Wolfe and Steven H. Belle},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={514-9}
}
BACKGROUND Retaining participants in observational longitudinal studies after bariatric surgery is difficult yet critical because the retention rate affects interpretation and generalizability of results. Strategies for keeping participants involved in such studies are not commonly published. The objective of this study was to review LABS retention… CONTINUE READING