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Follow-up Difficulty and Retention: Evaluating Potential Attrition Bias in a Longitudinal Substance Abuse Treatment Study
BACKGROUND: Participant attrition threatens validity in longitudinal research. Non-random attrition creates "attrition bias," that could compromise result generalizability. This study explores the impact of attrition on a longitudinal substance use study. METHODS: Easy-to-contact (ETC) participants, difficult-to-contact (DTC) ...
Conceptualization of Post Traumatic Growth in the Work of Expert Trauma Therapists
The concept of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG), focusing on positive outcomes and transformations occurring in the aftermath of trauma, opens a new line of thinking about trauma's effects. This turn to the potential for growth in the wake of trauma has emerged only after decades of research and experience with the negative effects ...