Minority populations and psychophysiologic research: Challenges in trust building and recruitment


Journal Article (Review)

Minority populations have been historically underrepresented in scientific research. Various factors have been cited to account for this. In this article we focus on overcoming this barrier of distrust of the medical system which can influence the participation of older African Americans in research. We outline four types of trust that we found essential to successful recruitment. We also present the relative effectiveness of various methods used to recruit older African Americans. Our hope is that the discussion of some of the challenges and presentation of strategies used to overcome these challenges will be helpful to investigators attempting to conduct research with minority populations.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McNeilly, M; Musick, M; Efland, JR; Baughman, JT; Toth, PS; Saulter, TD; Sumner, L; Sherwood, A; Weitzman, PF; Levkoff, SE; Williams, J; Anderson, NB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 91 - 102

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-4470

Citation Source

  • Scopus