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Recruitment and Retention of Under-Represented Groups with Health Disparities into Clinical Trials: A Formative Approach

In this study, researchers evaluated the perceived success of recruitment and retention protocols for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander/Filipino adult populations. Focus groups and questionnaires were used to identify themes related to facilitators and deterrents to participation in clinical trials in these populations. Responses to animated videos and vignettes with actors regarding clinical research participation were analyzed. Researchers found that successful recruitment and retention requires attention to the culturally sensitive knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of individuals, families, and communities.

Harrigan R, Perez MH, Beaudry S, et al. Recruitment and retention of under-represented groups with health disparities into clinical trials: A formative approach. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2014;16(5):898-903.

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