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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158565
Type:
Presentation
Title:
What is the Cost of Following a Cohort of High-Risk Minority Girls?
Abstract:
What is the Cost of Following a Cohort of High-Risk Minority Girls?
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Kelly, Patricia, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri - Kansas City
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 2222 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA
Contact Telephone:816-235-2617
Purpose: Determine the cost of locating a population of girls in a study requiring post-intervention follow-up. Background: Girls in the juvenile justice system (JJS) have a high prevalence of risk behaviors that have serious consequences for their health, prevention interventions are important. However, nurse researchers may be reluctant to consider the challenges of working with population because of uncertainty about the logistics and costs of follow-up. Methods: As part of a larger intervention with a population of largely minority girls in the JJS, we catalogued and coded all follow-up attempts, and analyzed the costs of staff time in locating participants six months after the intervention. Girls were divided into three groups: easy to locate (<3 hours of staff time), more difficult to locate (3-5) hours of staff time), and most difficult to locate (>5 hours of staff time). Results: The 455 girls who participated in the study and completed pre and immediate post intervention surveys had a mean age of 14.89 years (SD1.24, range 11-18); 72.6% were of Hispanic background, 12% African-American, and 10.5% Caucasian. Staff spent 1338 hours (mean = 3hours, range 1-8) in phone calls, completed and missed appointments, and addressing issues necessary for follow-up (Chlamydia infection, pregnancy, etc.). Over the 24 months of the follow-up period, we calculated a total cost of $14,614. Staff spent 231 hours or 17% of their total time on the 33 girls (7.25%) who made up the difficult to locate group for a total cost of $2777. Implications: Researchers must have an understanding of both methods to locate high-risk populations for post-intervention assessments, the probable percentage of a research population requiring more resources for follow-up, and the cost of the resources necessary to locate a high-risk but difficult-to-reach population. Such information is as important as a power analysis to adequately answer research questions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhat is the Cost of Following a Cohort of High-Risk Minority Girls?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158565-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">What is the Cost of Following a Cohort of High-Risk Minority Girls?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kelly, Patricia, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri - Kansas City</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 2222 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">816-235-2617</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kellypj@umkc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Determine the cost of locating a population of girls in a study requiring post-intervention follow-up. Background: Girls in the juvenile justice system (JJS) have a high prevalence of risk behaviors that have serious consequences for their health, prevention interventions are important. However, nurse researchers may be reluctant to consider the challenges of working with population because of uncertainty about the logistics and costs of follow-up. Methods: As part of a larger intervention with a population of largely minority girls in the JJS, we catalogued and coded all follow-up attempts, and analyzed the costs of staff time in locating participants six months after the intervention. Girls were divided into three groups: easy to locate (&lt;3 hours of staff time), more difficult to locate (3-5) hours of staff time), and most difficult to locate (&gt;5 hours of staff time). Results: The 455 girls who participated in the study and completed pre and immediate post intervention surveys had a mean age of 14.89 years (SD1.24, range 11-18); 72.6% were of Hispanic background, 12% African-American, and 10.5% Caucasian. Staff spent 1338 hours (mean = 3hours, range 1-8) in phone calls, completed and missed appointments, and addressing issues necessary for follow-up (Chlamydia infection, pregnancy, etc.). Over the 24 months of the follow-up period, we calculated a total cost of $14,614. Staff spent 231 hours or 17% of their total time on the 33 girls (7.25%) who made up the difficult to locate group for a total cost of $2777. Implications: Researchers must have an understanding of both methods to locate high-risk populations for post-intervention assessments, the probable percentage of a research population requiring more resources for follow-up, and the cost of the resources necessary to locate a high-risk but difficult-to-reach population. Such information is as important as a power analysis to adequately answer research questions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:10:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:10:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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