Recruiting and engaging new mothers in nutrition research studies: lessons from the Australian NOURISH randomised controlled trial

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2012-10-29, 2012-10-29
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Daniels, Lynne Allison
Wilson, Jacinda L
Mallan, Kimberley M
Mihrshahi, Seema
Perry, Rebecca Anne
Nicholson, Jan M
Magarey, Anthea Margaret
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BioMed Central Ltd.
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Abstract
Despite important implications for the budgets, statistical power and generalisability of research findings, detailed reports of recruitment and retention in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are rare. The NOURISH RCT evaluated a community-based intervention for first-time mothers that promoted protective infant feeding practices as a primary prevention strategy for childhood obesity. The aim of this paper is to provide a detailed description and evaluation of the recruitment and retention strategies used.
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Nutrition and Dietetics, Infant feeding, Obesity, Research
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Daniels, L.A., Wilson, J.L., Mallan, K.M., Mihrshahi, S., Perry, R.A., Nicholson, J.M. and Magarey, A.M., 2012. Recruiting and engaging new mothers in nutrition research studies: lessons from the Australian NOURISH randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9:129.