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Can J Aging. 2009 Sep;28(3):243-9. doi: 10.1017/S0714980809990031.

The Canadian community health survey as a potential recruitment vehicle for the Canadian longitudinal study on aging.

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Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Allan Memorial Institute, Canada. christina.wolfson@mcgill.ca

Abstract

ABSTRACTThe goal of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is to recruit 50,000 participants aged 45 to 85 years of age and follow them for at least 20 years. The sampling and recruitment processes for a study of this scope and magnitude present important challenges. Statistics Canada was approached to collaborate with the CLSA with the goal of determining whether the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) could be used as a recruitment vehicle for the CLSA. In this pilot study conducted in 2004, it was determined that 63.8 per cent and 75.8 per cent of the respondents agreed to share their contact information and their survey responses with the CLSA, respectively. The most commonly reported concerns were confidentiality/privacy issues, lack of interest, and commitment issues. This pilot study identified some challenges to the use of the CCHS as a recruitment vehicle for the CLSA.

PMID:
19860979
DOI:
10.1017/S0714980809990031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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