Attrition in longitudinal randomized controlled trials: Home visits make a difference Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • House Calls
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Patient Dropouts
  • Patient Participation
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

abstract

  • Home visits are an effective approach to reduce attrition and improve accuracy of study outcome reporting. Trial results may be influenced by this method of reducing attrition. Older participants, those with greater medical burden and those who sustain multiple complications are at higher risk for attrition.

publication date

  • November 27, 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3536670

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1471-2288-12-178

PubMed ID

  • 23176384

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 178

volume

  • 12