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Description and initial evaluation of incorporating electronic follow-up of study participants in a longstanding multisite cohort study

  • Kiarri N. Kershaw1Email author,
  • Kiang Liu1,
  • David C. GoffJr.2,
  • Donald M. Lloyd-Jones1,
  • Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik1,
  • Jared P. Reis3,
  • Pamela J. Schreiner4,
  • Daniel B. Garside5 and
  • Stephen Sidney6
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:125

Received: 4 May 2016

Accepted: 17 September 2016

Published: 23 September 2016

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17 Sep 2016 Editorially accepted
23 Sep 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12874-016-0226-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, USA
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, USA
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, USA
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, USA