Characterizing high risk drop-out neighborhoodhelp households
Objectives: To describe the frequency of attrition in the program and to explore households factors associated with it.
Design: Historical cohort using data obtained within a randomized trial assessing the impact of the program. The baseline assessment included 156 standardized questions pertaining household and individual health/wellness.
Setting: Low income areas in North Miami Dade County (Miami Gardens, Op Locka and Unincorporated Miami).
Participants: A total of 272 households were originally recruited and were randomized into Student (n=64) and Control groups (n=208).
Main Outcome Measures: Household drop-out status and time from inclusion into the program to drop-out. Reasons for leaving the program were also explored.
Results: 120 (44%) households had left the program. Univariate analysis showed that intervention status, race/ethnicity, primary language of the households, time resided at the households and household ownership were all associated with leaving the program. Cox regression analysis combining these factors with employment status and household income showed that Spanish as primary language was the only predictor independently associated with leaving the program (HR 1.69; 95% CI 1.05 - 2.72; p = 0.03).
Conclusions: The results of the study suggest that Spanish speaking households was the only factor associated with an increased likelihood of leaving the program. As the program expands further analysis will be conducted to provide greater insight about its attrition.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Describe the frequency of attrition in a community program involving households in North Miami Dade Describe the role of predictors associated with program drop-outs
Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal or co-principal author in multiple community-based participatory research endeavors. Among my scientific interests has been the development and implementation of statistic and spatial statistics methods as it applies to different research projects.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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