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Early experiences and predictors of recruitment success for the National Children's Study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21262893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe 17 months of experience with household recruitment of live births for the National Children's Study in Queens, a highly urban, diverse borough of New York City (NYC), and to assess predictors of recruitment success.
METHODS: Recruitment data (enumeration, pregnancy screening of age-eligible women, identification of pregnancies, and consent) for the period of January 2009 through May 2010 were calculated. Geographic information systems were used to create 11 community-level variables for each of the 18 study segments where recruitment occurred, using US Census, NYC Office of Vital Statistics, NYC Department of City Planning, and NYC Police Department data. Recruitment yields were analyzed with respect to these variables at the segment level.
RESULTS: Enumeration identified 4889 eligible women, of whom 4333 (88.6%) completed the pregnancy screener. At least 115 births were lost because of an inability of the pregnancy screener to identify pregnant women, whereas another 115 could be expected to be lost because of missed enumerations and pregnancy screeners. The consent rate was 60.3%. Segments with higher percentages of low birth weight had higher enumeration, pregnancy screening, and consent rates.
CONCLUSIONS: In a highly immigrant, urban setting, households could be approached for recruitment of women to participate in the National Children's Study with consent rates equal to those experienced in clinical settings. Refinement of the pregnancy screener and other recruitment materials presents an opportunity to optimize recruitment, improve the representativeness of study participants, and improve the cost-effectiveness of study execution.
Leonardo Trasande; Howard F Andrews; Christopher Goranson; Wenhui Li; Elise C Barrow; Suzette B Vanderbeek; Brittany McCrary; Suzannah B Allen; Kathleen D Gallagher; Andrew Rundle; James Quinn; Barbara Brenner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2011-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  2011-03-21     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Mass Screening / methods*,  trends
Middle Aged
New York City / epidemiology
Patient Selection*
Residence Characteristics*
Third-Party Consent
Time Factors
Young Adult
Grant Support
HHSN275200503411C//PHS HHS; N01-HD-5-3411/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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