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Caring in the Recruitment of Older African American Adults with Chronic Health Disease: An Integrative Review

The authors of this integrative review found that passive, indirect recruitment strategies have been the default approach for enrolling older African Americans into chronic illness-related research studies, including Alzheimer's studies. They recommend the use of proactive, culturally appropriate recruitment approaches, combined with caring recruiter behaviors, that explicitly target older African American adults and that involve direct interactions between prospective participants and the research study staff.

Gamboa CJ, Julion WA. Caring in the recruitment of older African American adults with chronic health disease: An integrative review. Chronic Illness 2020; Feb 25:1742395320905666. doi: 10.1177/1742395320905666. [Epub ahead of print].

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