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Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2011 Sep;37(5):324-32. doi: 10.3109/00952990.2011.596973.

Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities: methodological lessons from the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.

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Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, OH 45221-0376, USA. Kathy.burlew@uc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Multiple studies in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) demonstrate strategies for conducting effective substance abuse treatment research with racial/ethnic minorities (REMs).

OBJECTIVES:

The objectives of this article are to describe lessons learned within the CTN to (1) enhance recruitment, retention, and other outcomes; (2) assess measurement equivalence; and (3) use data analytic plans that yield more information.

METHOD:

This article includes background information and examples from multiple CTN studies on inclusion, measurement, and data analysis.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

Seven recommendations are included for conducting more effective research on REMs.

PMID:
21854274
PMCID:
PMC3445256
DOI:
10.3109/00952990.2011.596973
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