This study was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NR04933), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA10317). The authors gratefully acknowledge the wisdom, support, and training by Dr. Leona Eggert and Ms. Liela Nicholas that was the foundation for the recruitment strategies described in this paper.
Articles: Increasing Participation in Prevention Research: Strategies for Youths, Parents, and Schools
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2011
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 137–149, August 2011
How to Cite
Hooven, C., Walsh, E., Willgerodt, M. and Salazar, A. (2011), Articles: Increasing Participation in Prevention Research: Strategies for Youths, Parents, and Schools. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 24: 137–149. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2011.00288.x
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2011
- At-risk youth;
- family intervention;
- indicated prevention;
TOPIC: Subject participation is a critical concern for clinicians and researchers involved in prevention programs, especially for intensive interventions that require randomized assignment and lengthy youth and parent involvement.
PURPOSE: This article describes details of an integrated approach used to recruit and retain at-risk high school youths, their parents, and high schools to two different comprehensive, “indicated” prevention programs.
SOURCES USED: Parent and youth recruitment and retention data for the two studies is provided in support of the approach described. A coordinated, multilevel approach, organized around cross-cutting issues, is described in detail as a response to the challenges of including vulnerable populations in intervention research.
CONCLUSION: Methods are relevant to nurse clinicians who deliver prevention programs, and are important to clinical research that relies upon adequate participation in research programs.