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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

LimitationsRecommendations
Uncoordinated planning effortsA priori retention protocol planning
Poor funding of retention effortsStudy budgets committed to retention
Heterogeneity in reportingStandardized reporting
Descriptive/narrative analysesQuantitative/comparative analyses
Post-hoc analyses of “what worked”Ongoing evaluation of specific strategies
  1. Adapted with permission from [39]