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  1. Engagement of African American families in research on chronic illness : A multisystem recruitment approach.

    Article - En anglais

    Our multisystem approach addressed the recruitment ofAfrican American families with a chronically, physically ill member.

    The approach focused on the social transactions between the family, the healthcare team, and the research staff, and the influence of these transactions on family recruitment.

    This multisystem approach included three core strategies :

    • defining the membership of families in a e culturally appropriate fashion and engage ing those members ;

    • engaging the healthcare team ;

    • and building and maintaining the skills and morale of the research staff.

    A description of a longitudinal family e health study and potential sources of recruitment biases is provided.

    Descriptive and bivariate analyses examined the effectiveness of the recruitment approach.

    A focus group explored the reciprocal process of family protectiveness that both facilitated and hindered family recruitment and the research staffs alliance with families and the dialysis staff.

    Discussion focuses on the family health study's recruitment rate, sampling biases, and methods for improving the effectiveness of the multisystem recruitment approach.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Méthodologie, Recherche scientifique, Recrutement, Echantillon, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Maladie, Chronique, Noir américain, Négroïde, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Methodology, Scientific research, Recruitment, Sample, Family environment, Social environment, Disease, Chronic, Black American, Negroid, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0372855

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 25/01/1999.