Recruitment of African American Churches to Participate in Cancer Early Detection Interventions: A Community Perspective

Jimmie L. Slade, Cheryl L. Holt, Janice Bowie, Mary Ann Scheirer, Ebony Toussaint, Darlene R. Saunders, Alma Savoy, Roxanne L. Carter, Sherie Lou Santos

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Abstract

This article describes the process used to engage and recruit African American churches to serve as participants in two multi-year behavioural cancer research interventions from a community perspective. Community-based organizations used purposive sampling in engaging and recruiting advisory panel members and churches to participate in these interventions. Trust, respect, open dialogue with participants, and commitment to address community health needs contributed to successful engagement and recruitment of African American churches to serve as participants in these cancer research projects. Our results may help others engage and recruit African American churches to participate in future interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-761
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • African American churches
  • Cancer research
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Recruitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies

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    Slade, J. L., Holt, C. L., Bowie, J., Scheirer, M. A., Toussaint, E., Saunders, D. R., Savoy, A., Carter, R. L., & Santos, S. L. (2018). Recruitment of African American Churches to Participate in Cancer Early Detection Interventions: A Community Perspective. Journal of Religion and Health, 57(2), 751-761. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0586-2