What Factors Influence Participation in Research Studies Among Minorities Living with HIV?
Matthew Levy, Ph.D., a Westat epidemiologist, and colleagues at George Washington University have recently published findings on the factors that influence participation in research among racial and ethnic minority people living with HIV: Factors Influencing Successful Recruitment of Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients for an Observational HIV Cohort Study in Washington, DC. The article appears in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Their study highlights successful recruitment strategies, such as using culturally sensitive approaches, to ensure representation of minority participants. Maximizing research participation, ultimately, improves prevention and health outcomes.