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Who is our cohort: Recruitment, representativeness, baseline risk and retention in the "Watch Me Grow" study?

Woolfenden, Susan; Eapen, Valsa; Axelsson, Emma; Hendry, Alexandra; Jalaludin, Bin; Dissanayake, Cheryl; Overs, Bronwyn; Descallar, Joseph; Eastwood , John; Einfeld, Stewart; Silove, Natalie; Short, Kate; Beasley, Deborah; Crncec, Rudi; Murphy, Elisabeth; Williams, Katrina

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Background: The "Watch Me Grow" (WMG) study examines the current developmental surveillance system in South West Sydney. This paper describes the establishment of the study birth cohort, including the recruitment processes, representativeness, follow-up and participants' baseline risk for future developmental risk. Methods: Newborn infants and their parents were recruited from two public hospital postnatal wards and through child health nurses during the years 2011-2013. Data was obtained...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153065
Source: BMC Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1186/s12887-016-0582-1
Access Rights: Open Access

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