Bridging the gap: recruitment of African-American women into mental health research studies.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: To develop a strategy for recruiting African-American women into a research study for pregnant women. METHODS: With few exceptions, NIH-funded investigators must include women and minorities in clinical research. The authors used the recommendations provided in the Outreach Notebook for the NIH Guidelines on Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research as a guide to help them reach out to African-American women in the community. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The outreach experience led to a conference for African-American women about mental health. On the basis of this experience, the authors formulated a five-pronged approach for recruitment of African-American women into their study. The NIH guidelines were useful for this purpose.

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Cited Authors

  • Meinert, JA; Blehar, MC; Peindl, KS; Neal-Barnett, A; Wisner, KL

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 21 - 28

PubMed ID

  • 12824117

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12824117

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-7230

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-9670

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/appi.ap.27.1.21


  • eng