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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.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

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

POPULATION:

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.

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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

CONCLUSION:

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

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