Extent and Sources of Awareness about the U.S. National Children's Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308690
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Extent and Sources of Awareness about the U.S. National Children's Study
Author(s):
Tigges, Beth Baldwin; Annett, Robert D; Tollestrup, Kristine; Savich, Renate D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Beth B. Tigges, PhD, RN, CPNP, BC, btigges@salud.unm.edu; Robert D Annett, PhD; Kristine Tollestrup, PhD, MPH; Renate D. Savich, M.D.
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose:  To describe the extent and sources of community members' awareness about a U.S.-wide epidemiological study, the National Children's Study (NCS) in one county in New Mexico (NM) after an extensive community outreach campaign.

Background:  The NCS is a prospective cohort study of children in the U.S. who will be followed from before birth until 21 years to examine genetic and environmental influences on health.  Valencia County, NM (55% Hispanic; 3% American Indian) was one of the U.S. counties selected using probability sampling for participation in a pilot study of door-to-door recruitment.   An extensive outreach campaign was conducted to encourage enumeration and enrollment.

Methods:  The outreach campaign involved locally produced media (billboards, radio, television, and newspaper); advance mailings; water bill flyers; newsletters; community events; $5 public school donations; and a Community Advisory Council.  Recruiters visited households in selected neighborhoods and asked residents to complete enumeration about household characteristics.  If a woman > 18 lived there and agreed, she was interviewed to determine if she was pregnant or trying and eligible to enroll.  Two of the questions were:  "Before today, had you heard about the NCS?" and "How did you hear about the NCS?”

Results*:  9,700 households were visited, 3,850 (40%) were enumerated, 1,950 (51%) had women > 18 years and 950 (49%) women completed interviews.  74% of women had heard about the Study although there was some variation over time and geography.  Of those, 60% had heard about the Study from multiple sources.  Top sources of information included advance mailings (22%), billboards (17%), print media (16%), community events (15%), and television (10%).     

Implications:  Outreach strategies reached the majority of potential participants.  Advance mailings and billboards were the most effective strategies.

* Exact counts rounded to nearest 50 per N.I.H. disclosure rules for non-public use datasets.

 Funded by NIH/NIDDK/NICHD, HHSN267200700031C

Keywords:
Community; Engagement; Children
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExtent and Sources of Awareness about the U.S. National Children's Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTigges, Beth Baldwinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnnett, Robert Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorTollestrup, Kristineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSavich, Renate D.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsBeth B. Tigges, PhD, RN, CPNP, BC, btigges@salud.unm.edu; Robert D Annett, PhD; Kristine Tollestrup, PhD, MPH; Renate D. Savich, M.D.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308690-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><strong>Purpose:</strong>  To describe the extent and sources of community members' awareness about a U.S.-wide epidemiological study, the National Children's Study (NCS) in one county in New Mexico (NM) after an extensive community outreach campaign. <p><strong>Background:</strong>  The NCS is a prospective cohort study of children in the U.S. who will be followed from before birth until 21 years to examine genetic and environmental influences on health.  Valencia County, NM (55% Hispanic; 3% American Indian) was one of the U.S. counties selected using probability sampling for participation in a pilot study of door-to-door recruitment.   An extensive outreach campaign was conducted to encourage enumeration and enrollment. <p><strong>Methods:</strong>  The outreach campaign involved locally produced media (billboards, radio, television, and newspaper); advance mailings; water bill flyers; newsletters; community events; $5 public school donations; and a Community Advisory Council.  Recruiters visited households in selected neighborhoods and asked residents to complete enumeration about household characteristics.  If a woman > 18 lived there and agreed, she was interviewed to determine if she was pregnant or trying and eligible to enroll.  Two of the questions were:  "Before today, had you heard about the NCS?" and "How did you hear about the NCS?” <p><strong>Results*:</strong>  9,700 households were visited, 3,850 (40%) were enumerated, 1,950 (51%) had women > 18 years and 950 (49%) women completed interviews.  74% of women had heard about the Study although there was some variation over time and geography.  Of those, 60% had heard about the Study from multiple sources.  Top sources of information included advance mailings (22%), billboards (17%), print media (16%), community events (15%), and television (10%).      <p><strong>Implications:</strong>  Outreach strategies reached the majority of potential participants.  Advance mailings and billboards were the most effective strategies. <p>* Exact counts rounded to nearest 50 per N.I.H. disclosure rules for non-public use datasets. <p> Funded by NIH/NIDDK/NICHD, HHSN267200700031Cen_GB
dc.subjectCommunityen_GB
dc.subjectEngagementen_GB
dc.subjectChildrenen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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