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Millar MM, Kinney AY, Camp NJ
Predictors of response outcomes for research recruitment through a central cancer registry: evidence from 17 recruitment efforts for population-based studies.
The authors conducted multivariable mixed-effects logistic regression to identify case and study characteristics associated with making contact with and obtaining cooperation of Utah cancer cases. They found that characteristics associated with lower odds of contact included Hispanic ethnicity, nonwhite race, and younger age at contact. Years since diagnosis was inversely associated with making contact. Increased odds of cooperation were associated with including a questionnaire, postage stamps, and incentives. They concluded that obtaining high response is challenging, but study features identified in this analysis support better results when recruiting through central cancer registries.
AHRQ-funded; HS019356; HS022640.
Citation: Millar MM, Kinney AY, Camp NJ . Predictors of response outcomes for research recruitment through a central cancer registry: evidence from 17 recruitment efforts for population-based studies. Am J Epidemiol 2019 May;188(5):928-39. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwz011..
Keywords: Cancer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Evidence-Based Practice, Registries, Outcomes, Research Methodologies