Journal article

Factors relating to participation in follow-up to the 45 and up study in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals

Lina Gubhaju, Emily Banks, Rona Macniven, Grace Joshy, Bridgette J McNamara, Adrian Bauman, Sandra J Eades

BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to characterise the factors relating to participation in a postal follow-up study in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals, given the need to quantify potential biases from loss to follow-up and the lack of evidence regarding postal surveys among Aboriginal people. METHODS: The first 100,000 participants from the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study, a large scale cohort study, were posted a follow-up questionnaire gathering general demographic, health and risk factor data, emphasising Social, Economic and Environmental Factors ("The SEEF Study"). For each variable of interest, percentages of those invited who went on to participate in follow-up were tabulated sep..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding support for this work has been received from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Recipient: Adrian Bauman; Grant number 402810 and Recipient: Sandra Eades; Grant number 1013418). This work has also been supported by an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing (Recipient: Sandra Eades). This work was also supported in part by the Victorian Government's OIS Program.