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Methods used for successful follow-up in a large scale national cohort study in Thailand

Kelly, Matthew; Peungson, Janya; Chokkanapitak, Jaruwan; Vilainerun, Duangkae; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian

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BACKGROUND Ensuring successful follow-up is essential when conducting a prospective cohort study. Most existing literature reviewing methods to ensure a high response rate is based on experience in developed nations. FINDINGS We report our 4-year follow-up success for a national cohort study examining the health transition underway in Thailand. We began the cohort study in 2005 with a baseline postal questionnaire sent to all 200,000 Thais enrolled as distance learning students at Sukhothai...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-05-27
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16930
Source: BMC Research Notes
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-166

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