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dc.contributor.authorJancey, Jonine
dc.contributor.authorHowat, Peter
dc.contributor.authorLee, Andy
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Ann
dc.contributor.authorShilton, T.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, J.
dc.contributor.authorIredell, H.
dc.identifier.citationJancey, Jonine and Howat, Peter and Lee, Andy and Clarke, Ann and Shilton, Trevor and Fisher, John and Iredell, Helena. 2006. Effective Recruitment and Retention of Older Adults in Physical Activity Research: PALS Study. American Journal of Health Behavior. 30 (6): pp. 626-635.

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.

dc.publisherPNG Publications
dc.subjectolder adults
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.titleEffective Recruitment and Retention of Older Adults in Physical Activity Research: PALS Study
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
curtin.departmentHealth Promotion
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