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Determinants of non- response to a second assessment of lifestyle factors and body weight in the EPIC-PANACEA study

May, Anne M.; Adema, Lotte E.; Romaguera, Dora; Vergnaud, Anne-Claire; Agudo, Antonio; Ekelund, Ulf; Steffen, Annika; Orfanos, Philippos; Slimani, Nadia and Rinaldi, Sabina, et al. (2012) In BMC Medical Research Methodology 12(148).
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Background: This paper discusses whether baseline demographic, socio-economic, health variables, length of follow-up and method of contacting the participants predict non-response to the invitation for a second assessment of lifestyle factors and body weight in the European multi-center EPIC-PANACEA study. Methods: Over 500.000 participants from several centers in ten European countries recruited between 1992 and 2000 were contacted 2-11 years later to update data on lifestyle and body weight. Length of follow-up as well as the method of approaching differed between the collaborating study centers. Non-responders were compared with responders using multivariate logistic regression analyses. Results: Overall response for the second... (More)
Background: This paper discusses whether baseline demographic, socio-economic, health variables, length of follow-up and method of contacting the participants predict non-response to the invitation for a second assessment of lifestyle factors and body weight in the European multi-center EPIC-PANACEA study. Methods: Over 500.000 participants from several centers in ten European countries recruited between 1992 and 2000 were contacted 2-11 years later to update data on lifestyle and body weight. Length of follow-up as well as the method of approaching differed between the collaborating study centers. Non-responders were compared with responders using multivariate logistic regression analyses. Results: Overall response for the second assessment was high (81.6%). Compared to postal surveys, centers where the participants completed the questionnaire by phone attained a higher response. Response was also high in centers with a short follow-up period. Non-response was higher in participants who were male (odds ratio 1.09 (confidence interval 1.07; 1.11), aged under 40 years (1.96 (1.90; 2.02), living alone (1.40 (1.37; 1.43), less educated (1.35 (1.12; 1.19), of poorer health (1.33 (1.27; 1.39), reporting an unhealthy lifestyle and who had either a low (<18.5 kg/m2, 1.16 (1.09; 1.23)) or a high BMI (>25, 1.08 (1.06; 1.10); especially >= 30 kg/m2, 1.26 (1.23; 1.29)). Conclusions: Cohort studies may enhance cohort maintenance by paying particular attention to the subgroups that are most unlikely to respond and by an active recruitment strategy using telephone interviews. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background: This paper discusses whether baseline demographic, socio-economic, health variables, length of follow-up and method of contacting the participants predict non-response to the invitation for a second assessment of lifestyle factors and body weight in the European multi-center EPIC-PANACEA study. Methods: Over 500.000 participants from several centers in ten European countries recruited between 1992 and 2000 were contacted 2-11 years later to update data on lifestyle and body weight. Length of follow-up as well as the method of approaching differed between the collaborating study centers. Non-responders were compared with responders using multivariate logistic regression analyses. Results: Overall response for the second assessment was high (81.6%). Compared to postal surveys, centers where the participants completed the questionnaire by phone attained a higher response. Response was also high in centers with a short follow-up period. Non-response was higher in participants who were male (odds ratio 1.09 (confidence interval 1.07; 1.11), aged under 40 years (1.96 (1.90; 2.02), living alone (1.40 (1.37; 1.43), less educated (1.35 (1.12; 1.19), of poorer health (1.33 (1.27; 1.39), reporting an unhealthy lifestyle and who had either a low (&lt;18.5 kg/m2, 1.16 (1.09; 1.23)) or a high BMI (&gt;25, 1.08 (1.06; 1.10); especially &gt;= 30 kg/m2, 1.26 (1.23; 1.29)). Conclusions: Cohort studies may enhance cohort maintenance by paying particular attention to the subgroups that are most unlikely to respond and by an active recruitment strategy using telephone interviews.},
  author       = {May, Anne M. and Adema, Lotte E. and Romaguera, Dora and Vergnaud, Anne-Claire and Agudo, Antonio and Ekelund, Ulf and Steffen, Annika and Orfanos, Philippos and Slimani, Nadia and Rinaldi, Sabina and Mouw, Traci and Rohrmann, Sabine and Hermann, Silke and Boeing, Heiner and Bergmann, Manuela M. and Jakobsen, Marianne Uhre and Overvad, Kim and Wareham, Nicholas J. and Gonzalez, Carlos and Tjonneland, Anne and Halkjaer, Jytte and Key, Timothy J. and Spencer, Elizabeth A. and Hellstrom, Veronica and Manjer, Jonas and Hedblad, Bo and Lund, Eiliv and Braaten, Tonje and Clavel-Chapelon, Franoise and Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine and Rodriguez, Laudina and Sanchez, Maria J. and Dorronsoro, Miren and Barricarte, Aurelio and Maria Huerta, Jose and Naska, Androniki and Trichopoulou, Antonia and Palli, Domenico and Pala, Valeria and Norat, Teresa and Mattiello, Amalia and Tumino, Rosario and van der Daphne, A. and Bueno-de-Mesquita, H. Bas and Riboli, Elio and Peeters, Petra H. M.},
  issn         = {1471-2288},
  keyword      = {Non-response,Non-participation,Lost-to-follow-up},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {148},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {BMC Medical Research Methodology},
  title        = {Determinants of non- response to a second assessment of lifestyle factors and body weight in the EPIC-PANACEA study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-148},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2012},
}