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Recruitment of black subjects for a natural history study of intracerebral hemorrhage.

by Fokar, Ali; Kidwell, Chelsea S.
Citation: Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved. 24(1):27-35, 2013 Feb..Journal: Journal of health care for the poor and underserved.ISSN: 1049-2089.Full author list: Edwards DF; Menon R; Fokar A; Gibbons C; Wing J; Sanchez B; Kidwell CS.UI/PMID: 23377714.Subject(s): *African Americans | Apolipoproteins E/bl [Blood] | Apolipoproteins E/ph [Physiology] | Cerebral Hemorrhage/ge [Genetics] | *Cerebral Hemorrhage/pp [Physiopathology] | Female | Humans | Longitudinal Studies | Male | Middle Aged | *Patient Selection | Refusal to ParticipateInstitution(s): MedStar Health Research Institute | MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal Article | Research Support, N.I.H., ExtramuralOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: J Health Care Poor Underserved. 24(1):27-35, 2013 Feb.Abstract: Historically, recruitment of minority subjects for clinical research has been challenging. We developed culturally-tailored recruitment materials for a longitudinal, natural history study of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and trained recruiting coordinators in cultural competence. Of 285 subjects meeting inclusion criteria, 158 (55% of those eligible) agreed to participate (60% of eligible Blacks vs. 45% of eligible non-Blacks, p..02). Of those enrolled, 138 (87%) agreed to participate in the genetic sub-study (86% of Blacks vs. 90% of non-Blacks enrolled, p..78). Of those subjects who refused enrollment, lack of interest in research (42%) was the most common reason given for the study as a whole. A higher rate of enrollment was achieved in Blacks vs. non-Blacks in this ICH clinical research study employing culturally tailored recruitment approaches and training of recruitment coordinators to overcome traditional recruitment barriers to research participation in minority patients.

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