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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147131
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Recruitment Issues Among Asian Cancer Patients
Abstract:
Recruitment Issues Among Asian Cancer Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Tsai, Hsiu-Min, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas at Austin
Title:Doctoral Candidate
Co-Authors:Hyun Ju Lim, MSN; Hsing-Mei Chen, MSN; Chia-Ju Lin, MSN; Soon Ok Yang; Wonshik Chee, PhD; Eun-Ok Im, RN, MPH, PhD, CNS
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the issues raised during the recruitment process of Asian cancer patients for a cancer pain study and provide directions for future recruitment of Asian research participants. Theoretical Basis: Some reported that, in recruitment of Asians, direct recruitment strategies (e.g., face-to-face recruitment) worked better than indirect recruitment strategies (e.g., flyers, emails, newspaper announcement) while others reported the opposite. Design: A cross-sectional comparative design was used. This is a part of a larger study including four different ethnic groups. Sample: 22 Asian cancer patients have been recruited using a convenience sampling method. The recruitment is still going on. Methods: Recruitment has been done through: (a) general and ethnic specific Internet cancer support groups; (b) Asian Internet communities/groups; (c) Asian physician clinics, Asian community and culture centers; and (d) community informal leaders. Research staff held group meetings, discussed issues related to recruitment, wrote memos, and later analyzed the memos using content analysis. The number of participants recruited through each method was recorded and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Findings: Recruitment through community informal leaders was found to be the most effective: 18 were recruited through community informal leaders while only 3 were recruited through the rest strategies. Lack of English language skills, difficulties in Internet access, and lack of computer skills were major barriers for recruitment of Asians. Flyers in English did not work well compared with flyers in several different Asian languages. The difficulty in recruiting through Asian clinics was partially due to that most of Asian physicians were generalists. Conclusion: In recruitment of Asian research participants, approaches through community informal leaders that consider culturally different situations would work better than other direct or indirect recruitment strategies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRecruitment Issues Among Asian Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147131-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Recruitment Issues Among Asian Cancer Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tsai, Hsiu-Min, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas at Austin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hmtsai@mail.utexas.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hyun Ju Lim, MSN; Hsing-Mei Chen, MSN; Chia-Ju Lin, MSN; Soon Ok Yang; Wonshik Chee, PhD; Eun-Ok Im, RN, MPH, PhD, CNS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the issues raised during the recruitment process of Asian cancer patients for a cancer pain study and provide directions for future recruitment of Asian research participants. Theoretical Basis: Some reported that, in recruitment of Asians, direct recruitment strategies (e.g., face-to-face recruitment) worked better than indirect recruitment strategies (e.g., flyers, emails, newspaper announcement) while others reported the opposite. Design: A cross-sectional comparative design was used. This is a part of a larger study including four different ethnic groups. Sample: 22 Asian cancer patients have been recruited using a convenience sampling method. The recruitment is still going on. Methods: Recruitment has been done through: (a) general and ethnic specific Internet cancer support groups; (b) Asian Internet communities/groups; (c) Asian physician clinics, Asian community and culture centers; and (d) community informal leaders. Research staff held group meetings, discussed issues related to recruitment, wrote memos, and later analyzed the memos using content analysis. The number of participants recruited through each method was recorded and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Findings: Recruitment through community informal leaders was found to be the most effective: 18 were recruited through community informal leaders while only 3 were recruited through the rest strategies. Lack of English language skills, difficulties in Internet access, and lack of computer skills were major barriers for recruitment of Asians. Flyers in English did not work well compared with flyers in several different Asian languages. The difficulty in recruiting through Asian clinics was partially due to that most of Asian physicians were generalists. Conclusion: In recruitment of Asian research participants, approaches through community informal leaders that consider culturally different situations would work better than other direct or indirect recruitment strategies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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