Recruitment and retention of high-risk families into a preventive parent training intervention

Larry E. Dumka, Camille A. Garza, Mark W. Roosa, Heather D. Stoerzinger

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Abstract

This article describes the process of developing implementing and evaluating recruitment and retention strategies for an eight session preventive parenting program designed for high-risk minority parents from low-income inner-city communities. The program was offered in both Spanish and English to a sample of 142 one- and two-parent families (78% Mexican immigrant or Mexican American, 15% African American, and 9% Anglo, Native American, and other). Recruitment and retention strategies resulted in a 70% participation rate with 48% of the families attending 5-8 sessions and 22% attending 1-4 sessions. Attendance rates were higher for married and cohabiting mothers than for single mothers and for Spanish speaking mothers compared to English-speaking Latino mothers. New categories are presented to improve future reporting of recruitment and retention data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-39
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Primary Prevention
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1997

Keywords

  • High-risk families
  • Minority families
  • Parenting programs
  • Retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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