Participant Recruitment and Retention in Remote eHealth Intervention Trials: Methods and Lessons Learned From a Large Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Web-Based Smoking Interventions

  title={Participant Recruitment and Retention in Remote eHealth Intervention Trials: Methods and Lessons Learned From a Large Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Web-Based Smoking Interventions},
  author={Noreen L Watson and Kristin E Mull and Jaimee L. Heffner and Jennifer B. McClure and Jonathan B Bricker},
  journal={Journal of Medical Internet Research},
Background Despite having many advantages, online eHealth trials are not without challenges—notably, participant recruitment, and outcome data retention. Moreover, publications from these trials rarely provide detailed information on the methods used for recruitment and retention or discuss implications of the methods for future studies. Objective To address this need for empirical guidance regarding recruitment and outcome data retention planning, we aim to describe the methods and lessons… 

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