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Recruiting participants for a cohort study on the health impacts of an urban form intervention: Lessons learned.

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Presented by Karen Laberee

The INTErventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) is a national research collaboration interested in understanding how changes to the built environment impact the health and well-being of Canadians. We are undertaking natural experiment studies of urban form interventions in four cities. We share strategies, results, and lessons learned from recruitment efforts at our first INTERACT site—Victoria, BC—where we are examining the impact of an All Ages and Abilities(AAA) Bike Network.

Our objectives were to 1) recruit a cohort of adults who bicycle at least once per month in the City of Victoria; and 2) describe the characteristics of the cohort and study participation.

Recruitment for a five-year longitudinal study occurred over six months in 2017. Tactics included social media, street-level marketing, peer recruitment, prize draw, and tables at community events. Participants were expected to complete two online surveys, and the option to provide location and activity data using a smart phone app and/or wearable device.


Laberee K, Sones M, Nelson T, Kestens Y, Fuller D, Winters M. Recruiting participants for a cohort study on the health impacts of an urban form intervention: Lessons learned. Oral Presentation at: Canadian Public Health Association Conference; May 2018; Montreal, QC.

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Recruiting participants for a cohort study on the health impacts of an urban form intervention: Lessons learned.

  1. 1. Recruiting participants for a cohort study on the health impacts of an urban form intervention: Lessons learned. Karen Laberee – INTERACT Victoria Program Coordinator
  2. 2. To measure the impact of changes to the urban form on physical activity, social participation, well-being & related inequalities. To create and refine tools that will be used for intersectoral urban form and intervention research. INTERACT OBJECTIVES
  3. 3. “We have the opportunity to get people of all ages and abilities riding bikes as a normal part of everyday life. Victoria is an ideal biking city—it’s compact, mild, and truly beautiful. And a bikeable city brings multiple benefits, including improving the physical and mental health, having a cleaner environment, stronger economic development and enhanced mobility for all.” Gil Penalosa, Founder and President of 8 to 80: Victoria’s Vision
  4. 4. Comfortable • Safe for All Ages & Abilities Complete • Minimum grid Convenient • Connect all major destinations Goals – “Biketoria” May 2016 Victoria City Council approved an All Ages and Abilities bicycling network. Construction began Fall 2016
  5. 5. Intervention: All Ages and Abilities Bike Network Victoria, BC Pandora Protected Bike Lane • May 7, 2017 • Beginning of the AAA Network Photo: Ray Straatsma Baseline Data Collection Pilot for the other INTERACT sites
  6. 6. PARTICIPANT RECRUITMENT Began April 30, 2017 Population: “Bike at least once a month in the City of Victoria” Goal: at least 250 participants Data Collection: Began May 19, 2017
  7. 7. The Ask 1 3 4 2 Sensedoc accelerometer – All day for 10 consecutive Days Health Survey – 20 minutes Ethica app – 30 days – No behaviour change VERITAS Survey – 30 minutes
  8. 8. JOIN THE RIDE! WWW.TEAMINTERACT.CA/VICTORIA
  9. 9. #LETSINTERACT WWW.TEAMINTERACT.CA @TEAMINTERACT.CA @TEAMINTERACTCA
  10. 10. ocial Media Subtitle Presenter Facebook Ads Twitter RECRUITMENT TOOLS & TACTICS Lollipops, Cards, & Posters Tables – Festivals, Bike Valets, MEC Bike to Work Events - Spring & Fall Stoplight Marketing 1 Newspaper ad 1 Talk, 3 Radio Interviews Snowball Marketing & Social Capital Draw Prize
  11. 11. Stoplight Marketing
  12. 12. Subtitle Presenter DATA CHECK Target Recruitment Facebook Ads Neighbourhoods Younger People Casual Cyclists
  13. 13. • Pop Up & Crystal Pool to target infrequent cyclists. Pop-Up Stations Lemonade on Multi-Use Trail Coffee at Crystal Pool Recreation Centre Longer conversations Casual or Occasional Cyclists
  14. 14. DEMOGRAPHICS
  15. 15. Victoria Success: 310 Registered 283 Completed Health Survey 155 Wore Sensedocs 157 Downloaded the Ethica app 167 Completed VERITAS
  16. 16. Next Steps in Victoria • 2018 Qualitative Study – One-on-one Interviews Inviting a random sample of participants who live in Victoria to participate in one-on-one interviews • 2019 Next Phase in Quantitative Data Collection
  17. 17. Fine Tuning for our Next INTERACT sites • More automation • Tweak communications – expectations for participants • FAQ pages to assist participants • Focus on effective recruitment strategies Over 150 participants recruited to date in Vancouver…Montreal up next.

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