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Table 1 Limitations and recommendations for improved participant retention practices

From: Retaining participants in community-based health research: a case example on standardized planning and reporting

Limitations Recommendations
Uncoordinated planning efforts A priori retention protocol planning
Poor funding of retention efforts Study budgets committed to retention
Heterogeneity in reporting Standardized reporting
Descriptive/narrative analyses Quantitative/comparative analyses
Post-hoc analyses of “what worked” Ongoing evaluation of specific strategies
  1. Adapted with permission from [39]