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Gerontologist. 2003 Feb;43(1):18-26.

Lessons learned about minority recruitment and retention from the Centers on Minority Aging and Health Promotion.

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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, MA 02115, USA. sue_levkoff@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This article presents a summary of an earlier monograph on the recruitment and retention of older ethnic minority individuals.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

The authors provide an overview of recruitment and retention efforts made by six National Institutes of Health Office of Minority Research/National Institute on Aging-funded Centers on Minority Aging and Health Promotion. We rely on a model that focuses on barriers and enablers to recruitment that stem from the minority community as well as the research community.

RESULTS:

The summary of findings suggests that recruitment and retention success occurs when there is a match between the goals of the ethnic minority communities and the research community.

IMPLICATIONS:

Recognizing and understanding the culture of each ethnic minority community as well the research perspectives is essential to successful recruitment and retention of ethnic minority elderly individuals.

PMID:
12604742
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