Strategies for retaining study participants in behavioral intervention trials: retention experiences of the NIH Behavior Change Consortium.

@article{Coday2005StrategiesFR,
  title={Strategies for retaining study participants in behavioral intervention trials: retention experiences of the NIH Behavior Change Consortium.},
  author={Mace C. Coday and Carla Boutin-Foster and Tamara Goldman Sher and Jennifer R Tennant and Mary L Greaney and Sandra D Saunders and Grant W. Somes},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 Suppl},
  pages={55-65}
}
Failing to retain an adequate number of study participants in behavioral intervention trials poses a threat to interpretation of study results and its external validity. This qualitative investigation describes the retention strategies promoted by the recruitment and retention committee of the Behavior Change Consortium, a group of 15 university-based sites funded by the National Institutes of Health to implement studies targeted toward disease prevention through behavior change. During… CONTINUE READING

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