Frail older people as participants in research

Peel, Nancye M. and Cecilia Wilson (2008) Frail older people as participants in research. Educational Gerontology, 34 5: 407-417. doi:10.1080/03601270701835973

Author Peel, Nancye M.
Cecilia Wilson
Title Frail older people as participants in research
Journal name Educational Gerontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1521-0472
Publication date 2008-05-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03601270701835973
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 5
Start page 407
End page 417
Total pages 10
Place of publication Philadelphia USA
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology
Abstract This article describes the experience of interviewing frail older people in a research project investigating hip fracture risk factors. Specific methodological strategies to maximize participation and data quality and to facilitate the interview process related to participant inclusion criteria, initial approach, questionnaire format, and administration. Results from 387 interviews showed that expectations of problems in interviewing an aged population with high levels of disability were not realized. With careful planning, high response rates can be achieved and the interview experience can be richly rewarding for both participants and researchers.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Education & Educational Research
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
Australasian Centre on Ageing Publications
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