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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211470
Type:
Research Study
Title:
RECRUITMENT FOR A STATE WIDE STUDY; CHALLENGES in THE LAST FRONTIER
Abstract:
Purposes/Aims: A recruitment plan for a state-wide study focusing on cancer survivorship was taken in a different direction, when it was discovered that tumor boards in Alaska are not allowed to participate in research. In order to achieve the required sample for an urban and rural comparison, creative strategies were necessary to recruit participants, especially without a budget for the study, geographical and access challenges, and a diverse population that may not be receptive to research. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: Solid recruitment plans are essential for a successful research study. Novice researchers may be challenged in this area. Targeting appropriate venues and relying on community and professional networks is key. Once contact is established with a potential participant, positive communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to put the participant at ease and gain their commitment to participate. Methods: A multipronged approach to study recruitment will be described. Challenges include screened participants not completing surveys and poor response to community postings and newspaper ads. Successes include networking through personal and professional contacts, recruiting through nurse practitioners, networking with other researchers, networking with oncology case managers, postings on listervs, websites, employee bulletins and social networking sites, networking at community events, and networking through support groups. Specific challenges in recruiting rural and ethnically diverse participants will be discussed as well as the impact of snowball sampling. Aspects unique to cancer survivors will also be discussed, and the implications for successful recruitment. Results: Successes and challenges in recruiting will be described, and results from each method of recruitment will be shared. The characteristics of the final sample will be shared, and how the sample was impacted by the recruitment strategies. Implications: Recruitment is one of the most challenging aspects of successful research studies. Sharing successes, barriers and challenges is important, especially for novice researchers in order to develop their knowledge and skill in this area, and avoid pitfalls in the recruitment process.
Keywords:
Cancer survivorship study; Recruitment plans
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
5200
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleRECRUITMENT FOR A STATE WIDE STUDY; CHALLENGES in THE LAST FRONTIERen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211470-
dc.description.abstractPurposes/Aims: A recruitment plan for a state-wide study focusing on cancer survivorship was taken in a different direction, when it was discovered that tumor boards in Alaska are not allowed to participate in research. In order to achieve the required sample for an urban and rural comparison, creative strategies were necessary to recruit participants, especially without a budget for the study, geographical and access challenges, and a diverse population that may not be receptive to research. Rationale/Conceptual Basis/Background: Solid recruitment plans are essential for a successful research study. Novice researchers may be challenged in this area. Targeting appropriate venues and relying on community and professional networks is key. Once contact is established with a potential participant, positive communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to put the participant at ease and gain their commitment to participate. Methods: A multipronged approach to study recruitment will be described. Challenges include screened participants not completing surveys and poor response to community postings and newspaper ads. Successes include networking through personal and professional contacts, recruiting through nurse practitioners, networking with other researchers, networking with oncology case managers, postings on listervs, websites, employee bulletins and social networking sites, networking at community events, and networking through support groups. Specific challenges in recruiting rural and ethnically diverse participants will be discussed as well as the impact of snowball sampling. Aspects unique to cancer survivors will also be discussed, and the implications for successful recruitment. Results: Successes and challenges in recruiting will be described, and results from each method of recruitment will be shared. The characteristics of the final sample will be shared, and how the sample was impacted by the recruitment strategies. Implications: Recruitment is one of the most challenging aspects of successful research studies. Sharing successes, barriers and challenges is important, especially for novice researchers in order to develop their knowledge and skill in this area, and avoid pitfalls in the recruitment process.en_GB
dc.subjectCancer survivorship studyen_GB
dc.subjectRecruitment plansen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T11:57:02Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T11:57:02Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T11:57:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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