Predictors of Retention in an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Study
Nicole Renick Thomson,
James A. Braun,
Pat Holterman-Hommes and
Patricia L. Hunter
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Mary Dugan: Missouri Institute of Mental Health
Pat Holterman-Hommes: Youth in Need
Patricia L. Hunter: Magellan Health Services
Evaluation Review, 2006, vol. 30, issue 2, 209-222
This article explored retention patterns, as well as factors that predicted these patterns, in the evaluation of a relationship-based substance abuse prevention intervention study that targeted inner-city African American youth. A total of 851 contacts were made to retain 82% (n = 104) of the baseline sample (N = 127) in the evaluation. Results from multinomial regression analyses indicated that participantswho were retained in the evaluation were more likely to perceive alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use as less risky and were more likely to report higher levels of family supervision than were evaluation attrits. Those who were easy to retain reported lower family conflict and fewer family relocations during the past year than those who were difficult to retain. Implications of these findings for developing retention strategies, as well as future research, are discussed.
Keywords: retention; evaluation; prevention, alcohol (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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