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J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 Jul-Aug;23(4):264-70. doi: 10.1097/01.HTR.0000327258.84622.58.

Connecting kids! Effective recruitment for resource facilitation in the pediatric population.

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Injury and Violence Prevention Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, Saint Paul, MN 55101, USA.



To describe and compare recruitment strategies to Resource Facilitation (RF) for children and youth with an incident traumatic brain injury.


The universe of Minnesota children (0-14 years old) and youth (15-24 years old) with a traumatic brain injury, and discharge date in the year 2005.


Using an observational study design, registry data were merged with the data sets kept for each method of contact.


A total of 96% of this population had some form of contact; 12% participated in RF. With each added contact, participation consistently increased.


Resource Facilitation recruitment needs to rely on multiple methods and multiple contacts to achieve the highest participation.

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