* Professor and Associate Dean for Research.
Effectiveness, efficiency, duration, and costs of recruiting for an African American women's lifestyle physical activity program
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 487–499, October 2013
How to Cite
Wilbur, J., Buchholz, S. W., Ingram, D. M., Braun, L. T., Johnson, T. J., Fogg, L., Miller, A. M., Volgman, A. S. and McDevitt, J. (2013), Effectiveness, efficiency, duration, and costs of recruiting for an African American women's lifestyle physical activity program. Res. Nurs. Health, 36: 487–499. doi: 10.1002/nur.21550
This project was supported by Award Number R01NR004134, National Institutes of Nursing. We thank the women who participated in the study and the staff assisting with recruitment and data management, including DeShuna Dickens, Kendra Julion, Alexis Manning, Edith Ocampo, Phyllis Pelt, and Ashley Richardson. We are also grateful to Community Engagement Board of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (no. UL1RR029879) at the University of Illinois at Chicago for advisement provided.
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 MAY 2013
- research participation;
- African American;
- physical activity;
- randomized controlled trial
In a 48-week lifestyle physical activity controlled trial in African American women, we analyzed recruitment effectiveness, efficiency, duration, and costs. Social networking was the most effective approach for inviting women to the trial. Of the 609 who responded to invitations, 514 completed telephone screening; of these, 409 (80%) were found eligible. The health assessment screening was completed by 337 women; of these, 297 (88%) were found eligible. The mean number of days from completion of the telephone and health assessment screenings to beginning the intervention was 23.01, and the mean cost was $74.57 per person. Results suggest that provision of health assessment screening by study staff as part of recruitment is effective for minimizing attrition and also might be cost-effective. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36: 487–499, 2013.