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Community Health Worker Perspectives on Recruitment and Retention of Recent Immigrant Women in a Randomized Clinical Trial

TitleCommunity Health Worker Perspectives on Recruitment and Retention of Recent Immigrant Women in a Randomized Clinical Trial
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsChoi, E, Heo, GJ, Song, Y, Han, HR
JournalFam Community Health
Volume39
Pagination53-61
Date PublishedJan-Mar
ISBN Number0160-6379
Accession Number26605955
Abstract

This study explores the recruitment and retention strategies used by community health workers who enrolled Korean Americans in a church-based, randomized trial to promote mammogram and Papanicolaou tests and retained them for 6 months. We conducted 4 focus groups with 23 community health workers. Data were analyzed using a thematic analysis. Themes were identified in relation to recruitment: personal networks, formal networks at churches, building on trust and respect, and facilitating a nonthreatening environment. Themes were identified for retention: trust and peer support. Qualified, well-trained community health workers can recruit and retain hard-to-reach immigrant women in a randomized trial by using multiple culturally sensitive strategies.

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