Using Facebook to Maximize Follow-Up Response Rates in a Longitudinal Study of Adults Who Use Methamphetamine

@inproceedings{Bolanos2012UsingFT,
  title={Using Facebook to Maximize Follow-Up Response Rates in a Longitudinal Study of Adults Who Use Methamphetamine},
  author={Franklin Bolanos and Diane M. Herbeck and Dayna Christou and Katherine Lovinger and Aurora Z Pham and Adnan Raihan and Luz Margarita Baltazar Rodriguez and Patricia Sheaff and Mary-Lynn Brecht},
  booktitle={Substance abuse : research and treatment},
  year={2012}
}
This study examines the process and effects of using facebook (FB) to locate and re-contact study participants targeted for follow up in a longitudinal study of adult methamphetamine users (N = 649). A follow-up interview was conducted in 2009-11 approximately 8 years after previous study participation. Our paper describes re-contact efforts involving FB, including IRB regulatory issues and the effectiveness of using FB compared to mailings and phone calls. A total of 48 of the 551 surviving… CONTINUE READING
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