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Effective recruitment and retention of older adults in physical activity research: PALS study.
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PMID:  17096620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To develop strategies to recruit and retain inactive older adults into a physical activity program. METHODS: Names of 7378 older adults were obtained from 60 neighborhoods. Then, 6401 potential subjects were matched to telephone numbers and phoned. Subjects meeting the screening criteria were invited to join the program (n = 4209). Walk leaders and social support were used to enhance retention. RESULTS: Five hundred seventy-three subjects were recruited (260 intervention and 313 control). The respective participation rate was 12.6% (260/2056) and 14.5% (313/2153), with low attrition of 31.9% (83/260) and 24.6% (77/313). CONCLUSION: Effective recruitment and retention strategies were identified.
Jonine Jancey; Peter Howat; Andy Lee; Ann Clarke; Trevor Shilton; John Fisher; Helena Iredell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1087-3244     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-13     Completed Date:  2007-02-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  626-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 6845.
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MeSH Terms
Patient Dropouts*
Research Design*
Research Subjects*
Western Australia

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