ツジ マユミ   Tsuji Mayumi
  辻 真弓
   所属   医学部医学科  基礎医学系 衛生学
   職種   教授
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Postal contact with participating children and its impact on response rate: Japan Environment and Children's Pilot Study.
掲載誌名 正式名:Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
略  称:Pediatr Int
ISSNコード:1442200X/13288067
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 58(12),1328-1332頁
著者・共著者 Senju Ayako, Suga Reiko, Tsuji Mayumi, Shibata Eiji, Anan Ayumi, Yamamoto Yukiyo, Kusuhara Koichi, Kawamoto Toshihiro
発行年月 2016/12
概要 BACKGROUND:Communication with participating children and its effect on participation outcome is one of the most important but untouched issues in birth cohort studies. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of postal communication with the participating preschool children on the response rate to postal questionnaires.METHODS:One hundred and five mother-preschool child pairs from the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS) pilot cohort were included. During the 6 month study period, letters addressed to the children were enclosed with our biannual questionnaires, and the response rate transition was observed. Additionally, the participants were allocated to two groups. One of these was sent the letter with the individual name of the child at the top, and the other without it. The response rates of the two groups were compared using chi-squared test. Parents' impressions of the letters and the changes in their motivation to complete the questionnaires were surveyed using an evaluation form.RESULTS:The overall response rate was 83.8%, which was lower than the previous survey period. Response rate was not significantly different between the two letter types. The duration before questionnaire return was not changed. Despite their favorable impression based on parent evaluation, the letters were not associated with the parents' motivation to respond.CONCLUSION:Letters to participating preschool children had no effect on response rate, but the long-term impact of its favorability still remains to be evaluated. A similar trial at later ages may be more effective.
DOI 10.1111/ped.13019
PMID 27084268