Recruitment and retention of Latinos in a primary care-based physical activity and diet trial: The Resources for Health study

Eakin, Elizabeth G., Bull, Sheana S., Riley, Kim, Reeves, Marina M., Gutierrez, Silvia and McLaughlin, Patty (2007) Recruitment and retention of Latinos in a primary care-based physical activity and diet trial: The Resources for Health study. Health Education Research, 22 3: 361-371. doi:10.1093/her/cyl095


Author Eakin, Elizabeth G.
Bull, Sheana S.
Riley, Kim
Reeves, Marina M.
Gutierrez, Silvia
McLaughlin, Patty
Title Recruitment and retention of Latinos in a primary care-based physical activity and diet trial: The Resources for Health study
Journal name Health Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-1153
1465-3648
Publication date 2007-06-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyl095
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 361
End page 371
Total pages 11
Editor M. Eriksen
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730299 Public health not elsewhere classified
Abstract Mandates to include women and minority populations in research have heightened the need to identify successful recruitment strategies. This paper describes the recruitment and retention strategies used as part of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a physical activity and dietary intervention targeting low-income, predominantly Latino patients in a primary health care clinic. Data on the recruitment and retention rates and the representativeness of participants are presented. Strategies included hiring bilingual staff, translating and culturally adapting intervention materials and soliciting ongoing consultation from patients, clinicians and organizations providing services to the Latino community. The primary recruitment procedure involved letters from physicians followed by phone calls from project staff to patients identified from electronic medical records. Two hundred patients were recruited into the RCT (78% of those reached and eligible), with 69 and 81% reached for the 6-week and 6-month follow-ups, respectively. Women were more likely to both participate and remain in the trial, and there was a trend toward greater recruitment and retention of Spanish speakers. By engaging the community, clinicians and patients, this study was able to successfully recruit and retain a large proportion of this often difficult to reach Latino sub-population of patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Minority Women
Longitudinal Research
Conceptual-model
Self-management
Intervention
Promotion
Participants
Program
Populations
Prevention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 8 September 2006.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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