Maintaining Study cohorts over time is crucial to the Success of treatment outcome research studies. This paper examines reasons why adolescents with substance use problems continued to participate in follow-up interviews. The sample consisted of 145 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18, who completed an outcome study following out-patient treatment for substance use. Adolescents' top reason for continued participation was financial compensation; however, a high percentage of adolescents responded favorably to several other attitudinal questions concerning their follow-up participation, suggesting that the adolescents had a primarily positive view of their research experience and that reasons for research participation are multidimensional.
Reasons for and attitudes toward follow-up research participation among adolescents enrolled in an outpatient substance abuse treatment program
Garner, B. R., Passetti, L. L., Orndorff, M. G., & Godley, S. H. (2007). Reasons for and attitudes toward follow-up research participation among adolescents enrolled in an outpatient substance abuse treatment program. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 16(4), 45-57. https://doi.org/10.1300/J029v16n04_03