Advanced practice nurses and program evaluation: can solicitation of an e-mail address lead to longitudinal selection bias? Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVES: To identify if survey respondents providing an e-mail address for program evaluation represent a risk of longitudinal selection bias. METHODS: A survey was administered to advanced practice nurses after a chronic disease self-management presentation. Chi-square statistics and logistic regression were used to identify variables associated with successful solicitation of an e-mail address. RESULTS: Relative to those 'not at all likely' to suggest someone in their practice train to become a certified chronic disease self-management facilitator, those stating they were 'very likely' or 'quite likely' to take this action were 10.20 and 13.60 times more likely, respectively, to provide an e-mail address. These differences were statistically significant (OR = 10.20, CI = 2.91-35.77, p < 0.001 and OR = 13.60, CI = 2.14-86.40, p = 0.006, respectively). CONCLUSION: Soliciting an e-mail address could pose a risk of selection bias when developing a longitudinal sample for further analysis.

published proceedings

  • Contemp Nurse

author list (cited authors)

  • Dickerson, J. B., Smith, M. L., McKinley, A., & Ory, M. G.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Dickerson, Justin B||Smith, Matthew Lee||McKinley, Ashley||Ory, Marcia G

publication date

  • June 2012