Community health worker perspectives on recruitment and retention of recent immigrant women in a randomized clinical trial

Eunsuk Choi, Grace Jeongim Heo, Youngshin Song, Hae Ra Han

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Randomized Controlled Trials
Papanicolaou Test
Asian Americans
Focus Groups

Keywords

  • community health worker
  • focus groups
  • immigrant women
  • recruitment
  • retention

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Community health worker perspectives on recruitment and retention of recent immigrant women in a randomized clinical trial. / Choi, Eunsuk; Jeongim Heo, Grace; Song, Youngshin; Han, Hae Ra.

In: Family and Community Health, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2016, p. 53-61.

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