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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159380
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Internet Recruitment: A Success Story for a Sample of Women with Breast Cancer
Abstract:
Internet Recruitment: A Success Story for a Sample of Women with Breast Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Manning-Walsh, Juanita
Contact Address:Bronson School of Nursing, 10245 4 Mile Rd, Plainwell, MI, 49080, USA
Co-Authors:J
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the use of internet recruitment in a study examining stress and coping in women with breast cancer. Method: Using a search topic of "Breast Cancer", a web-site that was designed for online social support using guest books as a means of communication between women with breast cancer was found. A notice of invitation was posted in the guestbook and electronic invitations were sent to women whose entries included an email address. The posting and invitations included a brief description of the study and inclusion criteria for participation. If a woman was interested in participating she was asked to reply by e-mail to the investigator with her name and mailing address. Results: Within 72 hours of posting the notice and emailing the invitations, 126 women replied with names and mailing addresses. Questionnaires were mailed to the women. One week later a note card was mailed to each woman thanking her for participating and reminding her to return her completed questionnaire. Within three weeks 110 (87.3% return rate) questionnaires had been returned, 100 of which met inclusion criteria, were complete, and were used in data analysis. Conclusions: Internet recruitment through a disease specific website was a rapid and successful means of obtaining a sample. Generalizability of study findings was limited because the sample was largely Caucasian, had income and education levels above the national average, and included only women who had internet access. Implications for Nursing Research: Further studies using internet recruitment are needed to support the conclusion that this is a suitable method of obtaining a sample. Questionnaires that can be sent electronically to participants would decrease the cost and time involved in using the postal service and may provide a satisfactory method for administration of study instruments. AN: MN030205
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternet Recruitment: A Success Story for a Sample of Women with Breast Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159380-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Internet Recruitment: A Success Story for a Sample of Women with Breast Cancer </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Manning-Walsh, Juanita</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Bronson School of Nursing, 10245 4 Mile Rd, Plainwell, MI, 49080, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the use of internet recruitment in a study examining stress and coping in women with breast cancer. Method: Using a search topic of &quot;Breast Cancer&quot;, a web-site that was designed for online social support using guest books as a means of communication between women with breast cancer was found. A notice of invitation was posted in the guestbook and electronic invitations were sent to women whose entries included an email address. The posting and invitations included a brief description of the study and inclusion criteria for participation. If a woman was interested in participating she was asked to reply by e-mail to the investigator with her name and mailing address. Results: Within 72 hours of posting the notice and emailing the invitations, 126 women replied with names and mailing addresses. Questionnaires were mailed to the women. One week later a note card was mailed to each woman thanking her for participating and reminding her to return her completed questionnaire. Within three weeks 110 (87.3% return rate) questionnaires had been returned, 100 of which met inclusion criteria, were complete, and were used in data analysis. Conclusions: Internet recruitment through a disease specific website was a rapid and successful means of obtaining a sample. Generalizability of study findings was limited because the sample was largely Caucasian, had income and education levels above the national average, and included only women who had internet access. Implications for Nursing Research: Further studies using internet recruitment are needed to support the conclusion that this is a suitable method of obtaining a sample. Questionnaires that can be sent electronically to participants would decrease the cost and time involved in using the postal service and may provide a satisfactory method for administration of study instruments. AN: MN030205 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:57:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:57:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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