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Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 May;32(3):369-71. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2011.01.012. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

Community events as viable sites for recruiting minority volunteers who agree to be contacted for future research.

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  • 1Division of Behavioral and Communication Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences and Simmons Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.


Reaching out to medically underserved racial/ethnic groups is a key challenge in population research. To increase their participation opportunities, we asked adults attending community events to complete a survey about their health concerns and invited them to join a registry of individuals agreeing to future study invitation. Approximately 66% of the 2298 survey responders joined the registry. Multivariate analysis showed that Hispanics were more likely to agree to contact than Whites. Agreers endorsed a wider range of health concerns than non-agreers.

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