Recruiting adolescent girls into a follow-up study: benefits of using a social networking website.

@article{Jones2012RecruitingAG,
  title={Recruiting adolescent girls into a follow-up study: benefits of using a social networking website.},
  author={Lindsey A Jones and Brit Irene Saksvig and Mira Grieser and Deborah Rohm Young},
  journal={Contemporary clinical trials},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={268-72}
}
BACKGROUND Recruitment and retention of adolescent research participants presents unique challenges and considerations when conducting epidemiological studies. PURPOSE To describe the use of the social networking website in the re-recruitment and tracking of adolescent girls into a follow-up study of the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG) at the University of Maryland field site. METHODS 730 girls were recruited as 8th graders into TAAG. Re-recruitment efforts were conducted when… CONTINUE READING
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