Alzheimer's & Dementia Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement Resources
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- This review article from NIA provides strategies to increase awareness and participation of Hispanics/Latinos in AD/ADRD clinical research studies.
- 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 participants who intend to donate their brains to a study on Alzheimer’s and related diseases are reliant on family members to fulfill the donation plan. Thus, family members play a pivotal role in increasing brain donation rates, particularly among underrepresented groups. In this study, researchers conducted focus groups with a total of 15 Latino adults who each has a parent age 65 or over. Analysis of the discussions support inclusion of family members during all stages of the...
- This resource page for cultural competency training focuses on implicit bias, which is an unconsciously held set of assumptions about a social group that affects judgment and decision-making without conscious awareness of that influence. In health care, implicit bias has been associated with disparities in provider–patient communications and relationships. The website provides links to a video series, reports, research articles, and an implicit bias test.
- This website provides resources to support effective communications with potential, enrolled, and past participants in clinical trials. The target audience includes sponsors and funders, investigators, study teams, and institutional review boards/ethics committees.
- This community engagement program at the University of Florida bridges the gap between health care and health research by providing health education, health screenings, and wellness resources. It also links participants with clinical studies.
- More than 25 plain-language informational brochures in English have been developed to enable and improve communication between clinical research staff and research participants. Most of the brochures are available in an additional 15 languages.
- An online survey of 556 recruitment practices across the NRG Oncology network (a nonprofit research organization formed to conduct oncologic clinical research) was conducted to learn about recruitment of participants from minority/underserved populations. The survey response rate was 34.9 percent. The most effective methods reported for recruiting minority/underserved participants were patient navigators (44.4 percent) and translators (38.9 percent). All institutions reported using a mechanism...
- Through videos and in-person sessions, this program encourages community members to obtain insight into what it’s like to live with dementia and to turn that understanding into action.
- This NIA-produced planning guide for investigators, study coordinators, recruitment communications staff, and others involved in clinical research outlines strategies for improving community-based research participation.