Maximizing Participant Engagement, Participation, and Retention in Cohort Studies Using Digital Methods: Rapid Review to Inform the Next Generation of Very Large Birth Cohorts (Preprint)
Joanna Nkyekyer, Susan A Clifford, Fiona K Mensah, Yichao Wang, Lauren Chiu, Melissa Wake
JMIR Publications Inc.
BACKGROUND Many current research needs can only be addressed using very large cohorts. In such studies, traditional one-on-one phone, face-to-face, or paper-based engagement may not be feasible. The only realistic mechanism for maintaining engagement and participation at this scale is via digital methods. Given the substantial investment being made into very large birth cohort studies, evidence for optimal methods of participant engagement, participation, and retention over sustained periods without in-person contact from researchers is paramount. OBJECTIVE This study aims to..View full abstract