Recruitment challenges: Lessons from senior centers and older african-american participants in a literacy study

Daphne W. Ntiri, Merry Ann Stewart

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Abstract

This article reviews the challenges encountered in the recruitment of urban older African-Americans in a study to explore the effects of interactive educational intervention on functional health literacy and diabetes knowledge. Our methods included identification of challenges related to the individual characteristics of seniors' centers that serve as recruitment sites. It is concluded that the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities to clinical research are associated with particular characteristics of the recruitment sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Recruitment challenges : Lessons from senior centers and older african-american participants in a literacy study. / Ntiri, Daphne W.; Stewart, Merry Ann.

In: Educational Gerontology, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.02.2010, p. 148-154.

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