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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159829
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Engaging ethnic minority populations in urban communities in health research
Abstract:
Engaging ethnic minority populations in urban communities in health research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Mirpourian, N.
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University, Bolton School of Nursing
Title:
Contact Address:10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
The purpose of this paper is to show that integration of cultural characteristics of ethnic minorities can enhance the effectiveness of recruitment and retention strategies. Wenger's translation process model of using cultural meaning to inform research decisions is described. The steps in this model include assessment of the culture of the target population and its fit with the proposed research process. Based on this assessment, research strategies are structured and ongoing negotiation is begun between the women and the research team. This model is being used in a longitudinal study of minority women. For the sample of 202 black female caregivers and 206 noncaregivers (M ages 56 and 55, respectively), refusal rates dropped from 21.43% for caregivers and 26.42% for noncaregivers (24.21% total refusal rate) to 15.06% and 21.64%, respectively, (18.82% total) over 6 months. An open-ended question was used to assess each participant's understanding of her role in the study and to clarify the importance of continued participation in the study. These methods and closer, more consistent contact with study personnel were found to have the greatest impact on retention. Successful recruitment and retention programs for ethnic minorities require thoughtful pre-planning, multiple strategies, creative/flexible problem solving, and ongoing negotiations.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEngaging ethnic minority populations in urban communities in health researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159829-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Engaging ethnic minority populations in urban communities in health research</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">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mirpourian, N.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University, Bolton School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this paper is to show that integration of cultural characteristics of ethnic minorities can enhance the effectiveness of recruitment and retention strategies. Wenger's translation process model of using cultural meaning to inform research decisions is described. The steps in this model include assessment of the culture of the target population and its fit with the proposed research process. Based on this assessment, research strategies are structured and ongoing negotiation is begun between the women and the research team. This model is being used in a longitudinal study of minority women. For the sample of 202 black female caregivers and 206 noncaregivers (M ages 56 and 55, respectively), refusal rates dropped from 21.43% for caregivers and 26.42% for noncaregivers (24.21% total refusal rate) to 15.06% and 21.64%, respectively, (18.82% total) over 6 months. An open-ended question was used to assess each participant's understanding of her role in the study and to clarify the importance of continued participation in the study. These methods and closer, more consistent contact with study personnel were found to have the greatest impact on retention. Successful recruitment and retention programs for ethnic minorities require thoughtful pre-planning, multiple strategies, creative/flexible problem solving, and ongoing negotiations. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:22:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:22:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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