Method of recruitment and the scores of self-report measures: the example of worry in the elderly.

@article{Izal2009MethodOR,
  title={Method of recruitment and the scores of self-report measures: the example of worry in the elderly.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Izal and Roberto Nuevo and Ignacio Montorio and Gema P{\'e}rez-Rojo},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
Due to the difficulties in recruiting elderly people for psychological studies, a wide range of recruitment methods has been used. The underlying assumption that the recruitment method does not seriously affect the results has to be tested. Results in different worry measures are compared between three samples which were recruited with different strategies: (i) randomization sampling from the census of an urban area (random sample; n=97); (ii) people involved in leisure activities in senior… CONTINUE READING

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There were marked differences between samples in the percentage of individuals endorsing cut - score criteria for generalized anxiety disorder ( GAD ) , with a very high percentage for the snowball sample .
There were marked differences between samples in the percentage of individuals endorsing cut - score criteria for generalized anxiety disorder ( GAD ) , with a very high percentage for the snowball sample .
There were marked differences between samples in the percentage of individuals endorsing cut - score criteria for generalized anxiety disorder ( GAD ) , with a very high percentage for the snowball sample .
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