A Multipronged, Adaptive Approach for the Recruitment of Diverse Community-Residing Elders with Memory Impairment: The MIND at Home Experience
A multipronged approach led to the successful recruitment of 303 diverse, community-residing elders with memory impairment for an intervention trial. Key factors for success included using a range of evidence-supported outreach strategies, forming key strategic community partnerships, seeking regular stakeholder input through all research phases, and obtaining "buy-in" from community stakeholders by aligning study objectives with perceived unmet community needs. Most referrals came from letters sent from community organizations directly to clients on the study's behalf and referrals from community liaison organizations. African-American enrollees were most likely to come from community liaison organizations.
Samus QM, Amjad H, Johnston D, et al. A multipronged, adaptive approach for the recruitment of diverse community-residing elders with memory impairment: The MIND at Home experience. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2015;23(7):698-708.