Today I continued calling for the BMI study. I called about 75 different families and was not able to find any qualifying participants. During calling I came across two different new situations with upset parents. The first was with a mother whose son had died a couple years ago and needed to be removed from the participant list. I was very kind and professional and made sure she was not upset that we had contacted her. The second family I talked to was upset that she had not received follow-up information regarding the studies that she had participated in the past. She did not want to be removed from the data base but told me that she was probably not going to be interested in participant. I told her I would do my best to look into the previous studies she had and gave Josh her phone number to contact her later that day. This kind of taught me that you have to be prepared for all different situations when recruiting participants. I also coded another pilot study for the EFM validation study that Sam is running with Matt. We were unable to finish a portion of the coding because the file became "corrupt" on the server.
Sara P. 2-27-12
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