Associate Research Scientist.
Predictors of post-release research retention and subsequent reenrollment for women recruited while incarcerated†
Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 35, Issue 1, pages 94–104, February 2012
How to Cite
Goshin, L. S. and Byrne, M. W. (2012), Predictors of post-release research retention and subsequent reenrollment for women recruited while incarcerated. Res. Nurs. Health, 35: 94–104. doi: 10.1002/nur.21451
Support for writing this manuscript was provided by NIH/NINR Grant RO1 NR007782 (M. Byrne, P.I.).
- Issue online: 2 JAN 2012
- Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 OCT 2011
- recruit/retain participants;
- public health;
- health promotion/wellness behaviors
Correctional facilities are prime targets for nursing interventions to decrease health disparities, but challenges to post-release follow-up limit use of the longitudinal research designs needed to fully examine intervention effects. Using an adapted version of the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations, we determined predictors of 1-year post-release study retention and subsequent reenrollment an average of 3 years later in 88 mother and child dyads recruited from a state prison nursery. Predisposing characteristics and enabling factors emerged as strong predictors of loss to follow-up. Female research participants can be successfully retained years after release from a correctional facility. Understanding the barriers and facilitators to post-release follow-up supports the creation of theoretically informed strategies to retain formerly incarcerated populations. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 35:94–104, 2012