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Gerontologist. 2011 Jun;51 Suppl 1:S106-15. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr034.

Building a registry of research volunteers among older urban African Americans: recruitment processes and outcomes from a community-based partnership.

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School of Social Work, University of Michigan, 1080 S University Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. lethac@umich.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY:

An emerging strategy for increasing public participation in health research is volunteer registries. Using a community-based participatory research framework, we describe recruitment processes and outcomes in building a research volunteer registry of older urban African Americans. The specific research question examined retrospectively was: How does a community outreach partnership between older residents and academic researchers of the Healthier Black Elders Center facilitate recruitment of older urban African Americans for a research volunteer registry? 

DESIGN AND METHODS:

We adapted program evaluation methods, specifically, the logic model, for clarifying how community outreach health education activities supported development of a research volunteer registry of older urban African Americans.

RESULTS:

Paralleling the 7 years in which an annual health reception was held, enrollees in a research volunteer registry increased from 102 to 1,273 enrollees.

IMPLICATIONS:

Targeted outreach to underrepresented groups to build a registry of volunteers for health research may be a promising strategy for addressing recruitment disparities in African Americans' research participation.

PMID:
21565812
PMCID:
PMC3092980
DOI:
10.1093/geront/gnr034
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