Recruiting and Retaining Chinese Elders in a Longitudinal Study: Lessons Learned

Wen Wen Li, Janice Y. Tsoh

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Abstract

Purpose: This article describes strategies for recruiting and retaining Chinese elders in a longitudinal research study related to hypertension management. Design: Chinese participants were recruited for a pilot, longitudinal intervention study. The information presented represents observations on both the recruitment process and participant retention. Results: Recruiting via convenience sampling, offering frequent incentives, and having culturally competent research staff were important in this study with Chinese elders as participants. Among the various approaches used, the highest recruitment rate (50% [11/22]) was obtained from personal referrals with a retention rate of 91% (20/22) over a 6-month intervention period. Conclusion/Practice Implication: Personal referral is the best approach for recruiting Chinese elders in the study. In addition, frequent incentives and reminder calls are helpful in retaining participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Longitudinal Studies
Motivation
Referral and Consultation
Research
Hypertension

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • culturally sensitive care
  • recruitment strategies
  • research
  • retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Recruiting and Retaining Chinese Elders in a Longitudinal Study : Lessons Learned. / Li, Wen Wen; Tsoh, Janice Y.

In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 63-69.

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