The recruitment of African Americans into cancer prevention and control studies has presented a major challenge to scientific investigators.
Scientific findings, whether biomedical or behaviorial, may not be appropriate and applicable to ethnic minority populations unless they are adequately represented as study participants.
Moreover, the need to involve greater numbers of ethnic minorities is quite urgent due to the poor morbidity and mortality outcomes associated with ethnic minority group membership.
Such is the case with breast cancer survivorship.
The purpose of the study was to test a personalized recruitment strategy on response rate in African-American women.
The response rate of 45% (n=117) African Americans and 64% (n=161) white subjects indicated only limited success in the recruitment of the African-American breast cancer survivors.
The recruitment result suggests that culturally relevant recruitment strategies (eg, inclusion of African-American investigators, culturally consistent letter of recruitment) may be insufficient in adequately increasing research participation.
Therefore, further studies on investigating factors that influence research participation (eg, type of incentives, and schedule of payment as well as type of stationery and stamps used) are needed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Glande mammaire, Recrutement, Noir américain, Femelle, Survivant, Carcinogenèse, Recherche scientifique, Stratégie, Facteur sociodémographique, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie, Statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Recruitment, Black American, Female, Survivor, Carcinogenesis, Scientific research, Strategy, Sociodemographic factor, Human, United States, North America, America, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases, Statistics
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0299683
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 16/11/1999.