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Compliance in experience sampling methodology: the role of demographic and clinical characteristics

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2/01/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Psychosis
Issue number1
Volume6
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)70-73
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Objective: Experience sampling (ES) involves participants rating ambulant phenomena at unpredictable intervals. Despite its perceived benefits, there is little published research evaluating the limitations of this method. Method: Predictors of compliance were investigated across three studies using ES in psychotic populations. Results: Regression analyses indicated that none of the demographic or clinical variables significantly (p .05) predicted the number of valid reports or compliance as defined by traditionally used cut-off points ( 33%). Conclusions: We conclude that it is difficult to predict compliance in ES research, which is likely to be an accessible methodology, even for people experiencing distressing symptoms.