Retention Strategies – Systematic Review

We completed a systematic review* focused on cohort retention methodology. Below are the 618 retention strategies and 12 themes from this systematic review. You can sort these strategies  (by clicking on the header label), or you can search by theme or other search term (using the search box at the upper right side of the table)

Strategy themesBenefits of Study ▪ Community Involvement ▪ Contact and Scheduling Methods ▪ Financial Incentives ▪ Non-Financial Incentives ▪ Reimbursement ▪ Reminders ▪ Special Tracking Methods ▪ Study Description ▪ Study Identity ▪ Study Personnel ▪ Visit Characteristics

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*Robinson KA, Dinglas VD, Sukrithan V, Yalamanchili R, Mendez-Tellez PA, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Needham DM. Updated systematic review identifies substantial number of retention strategies:  Using more strategies retains more study participants. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2015; 68(12):1481-7. PubMed

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