261112 New Insights into Maternal and Paternal Recruitment and Retention in MCH Research: Findings from the Child Community Health Network Study of Preconception Heath

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 10:47 AM - 11:04 AM

Bowen Chung, MD, MSHS , Department of Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH , Department of Health Behavior, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Peter Schaefer , Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Maxine Vance, RN, MS , Senior Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance, Baltimore City Healthy Start, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Elizabeth Clark-Kauffman, MHS , NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, Section for Child and Family Health Studies, Evanston, IL
Latoya Sahadeo, MPH , Center for Women's Health Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Greenville, NC
Felica Jones , Director of Programs, Healthy African American Families II, Los Angeles, CA
Child Community Health Network of NICHD/NIH , NICHD, As Above
Abstract Limited data exists on factors that predict maternal and paternal recruitment and retention in studies of maternal-child health (MCH). This paper presents data from the Community Child Health Network 9-year, 5-site national study of preconception health of parents and fetal programming Methods: Data will be provided from 2 sources. The first will be quantitative data on 2448 African American, Latino, and non-Hispanic White mothers and 1349 fathers participating in the study, nationally. The second will be mixed methods data from a fatherhood sub-study (n=51) in Los Angeles. Results: Several findings will be presented. First, we will describe the number of mothers and fathers approached, the number enrolled, and the number who completed data collection at all study time points. Second, we will describe the baseline socio-demographics (SES) relationship status, number of live births for mothers where a father enrolled in the study vs. for mothers where a father did not enroll in the study. Third, we will describe SES for fathers who enrolled in the study. Fourth, we will present qualitative data on perceived barriers and incentives to participating in MCH research. And last, we will describe the characteristics of fathers and mothers who completed all aspects of the study vs. fathers and mothers who completed at least one study activity vs. mothers where no father enrolled. Discussion: Findings will be discussed in terms of how we can improve upon and build recruitment and retention efforts in longitudinal MCH research.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice

Learning Objectives:
Describe both maternal and paternal factors associated with maternal and paternal recruitment and retention in studies of maternal-child health.

Keywords: Maternal and Child Health, Pregnancy Outcomes

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a co-PI on an NICHD funded supplement that examines the relationship maternal factors and paternal recruitment into the Child Community Health Network.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.