Faculty Scholar, Office of Community Engagement; Associate Professor, University of Louisville.
Understanding systems and rhythms for minority recruitment in intervention research†
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 32, Issue 6, pages 657–670, December 2009
How to Cite
Hines-Martin, V., Speck, B. J., Stetson, B. and Looney, S. W. (2009), Understanding systems and rhythms for minority recruitment in intervention research. Res. Nurs. Health, 32: 657–670. doi: 10.1002/nur.20355
Appreciation is expressed to Hong Huynh for her graphic and technical assistance. This work was supported by the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease R01DK63523.
- Issue published online: 11 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 2 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 SEP 2009
- health disparity research;
- research methods;
- minority recruitment;
- theory application
We describe one approach for recruitment and retention of minority individuals in intervention research using a systematic environmental perspective based on Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems (BES) model and the construct of temporality. An exemplar in a physical activity intervention study with low-income and primarily African American women is presented. The exemplar illustrates application of BES and temporality to enhance recruitment and retention in research focused on understanding and accommodating environmental influences. Using this theory based approach resulted in successful recruitment and a high level of participant retention. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 32:657–670, 2009