Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities: methodological lessons from the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Multiple studies in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) demonstrate strategies for conducting effective substance abuse treatment research with racial/ethnic minorities (REMs). OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this article are to describe lessons learned within the CTN to (1) enhance recruitment, retention, and other outcomes; (2) assess measurement equivalence; and (3) use data analytic plans that yield more information. METHOD: This article includes background information and examples from multiple CTN studies on inclusion, measurement, and data analysis. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Seven recommendations are included for conducting more effective research on REMs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burlew, AK; Weekes, JC; Montgomery, L; Feaster, DJ; Robbins, MS; Rosa, CL; Ruglass, LM; Venner, KL; Wu, L-T

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 324 - 332

PubMed ID

  • 21854274

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3445256

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-9891

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/00952990.2011.596973


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England