Journal article

Sample selection and reasons for non-participation in the PRedictors and Outcomes of incident FRACtures (PROFRAC) study

Amanda L Stuart, Julie A Pasco, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Michael Berk, Amelia G Betson, Katherine E Bennett, Elizabeth N Timney, Lana J Williams

Journal of Public Health Research | PAGEPRESS PUBL | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background. Fragility fractures, associated with osteoporosis, are an escalating public health problem. We aim to describe sample selection, recruitment methods and reasons for non-participation in The PRedictors and Outcomes of incident FRACtures (PROFRAC) study. Design and Methods. Barwon Statistical Division residents aged 20+ years, with a radiologically-confirmed fracture between June 1st 2012 and May 31st 2013, were eligible. Individuals identified as fracture cases were invited by mail to complete a questionnaire. Reasons for non-participation were documented. Logistic regression techniques were used to determine odds ratios for participation and non-participation reasons. Results. A ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), of Australia


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), of Australia (1009367, 1162867). LJW and SLB-O were supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (1064272, and 1107510, respectively). MB is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1059660 and 1156072). The funding providers played no role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.