An innovative approach to recruiting homebound older adults.

Nelma B. Crawford Shearer, Julie Fleury, Michael Belyea

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Abstract

Recruiting older adults to participate in intervention research is essential for advancing the science in this field. Developing a relevant recruitment plan responsive to the unique needs of the population before beginning a project is critical to the success of a research study. This article describes our experiences in the process of recruiting homebound older adults to test a community-based health empowerment intervention. In our study, the trust and partnership that existed between the research team and Community Action Agency facilitated the role of the home-delivered meal drivers as a trusted and untapped resource for study recruitment. Researchers can benefit from thinking creatively and developing meaningful partnerships when conducting research with older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in gerontological nursing
Volume3
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 2010

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An innovative approach to recruiting homebound older adults. / Crawford Shearer, Nelma B.; Fleury, Julie; Belyea, Michael.

In: Research in gerontological nursing, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 11-18.

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Crawford Shearer, Nelma B. ; Fleury, Julie ; Belyea, Michael. / An innovative approach to recruiting homebound older adults. In: Research in gerontological nursing. 2010 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 11-18.
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