Published Papers - Abstract 800

Gardiner PA, Pachana NA, Mishra GD, Jones M, Byles JE & Dobson AJ. Do factors that predict attrition change across waves in a longitudinal study of older women? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2015; 63(12): 2627-2629

To the Editor: Cohort studies of older people face particular problems of attrition due to death, as well as other types of dropout that occur over the course of the study. Fewstudies report on multiple types of attrition,5 and most use baseline data to examine predictors of attrition. This study aims to examine whether the same factors consistently predict attrition over multiple waves of a longitudinal study of older women.