Predictors of Attrition in a Randomized Trial of a Social Communication Intervention for Infant-Toddlers at Risk for Autism

Kyle Sterrett, Maira Tafolla Magaña, Amanda Gulsrud, Tanya Paparella, Connie Kasari

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Abstract

Addressing factors that make it more likely for families to attrite from early intervention trials will allow researchers to ensure that families reap the full benefits of participation. This study was an analysis of 78 children (Mage = 18.38 months, SD = 5.78) at risk for autism participating in a university-based randomized controlled trial of two 8-week long early intervention programs. Overall, attrition through 8-weeks was low, approximately 13%, however by the one-year follow-up attrition rates were approximately 50%. The most consistent predictor of attrition was the distance that families had to travel to the university. These data highlight the importance of providing services and support (e.g., financial and logistic) during follow-up to families to maximize their participation. Clincaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT01874327, 6/11/2013.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3023-3033
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume53
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Attrition
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Early-intervention
  • Infants
  • JASPER
  • Toddlers

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Journal Article

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