Title

Barriers and strategies for recruiting study participants in clinical settings

Publication Date

2007-06-01

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing; Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research; Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Document Type

Article

Subjects

*Health Personnel; Humans; Nursing Research; Personnel Selection; United States

Disciplines

Nursing

Abstract

Recruiting participants for research studies is often a challenging task. Recruitment requires careful planning, collaboration, and flexibility on the part of researchers and health care providers at the recruitment sites. This article describes six major barriers to recruiting study participants as identified from a review of the literature and from the coauthors' research experiences. These barriers include challenges related to regulations of the Health Insurance Portabililty and Accountability Act (HIPAA), health care providers' work burden, providers' financial disincentives, competition, health care provider concerns regarding research, and provider protection of patients. Each barrier is described, and specific strategies are suggested based on the empirical literature. In some instances, the coauthors' experiences are also shared.

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/0193945907299658

Source

West J Nurs Res. 2007 Jun;29(4):486-500. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Western journal of nursing research

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

17538128

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