Focus on research methods assessment of caregivers' willingness to participate in an intervention research study

Margaret R. Murphy, Monica I. Escamilla, Paula H. Blackwell, Kathy T. Lucke, Denise Miner-Williams, Virginia Shaw, Sharon L. Lewis

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to identify factors that influenced family caregivers' decisions to participate in an intervention research study. In interviews conducted before and after the intervention, caregivers (n=21) described reasons for participation. A focused content analysis was used to examine responses. Themes that emerged included: (a) caregivers recognized a need for help; (b) expectations and motivations toward change; (c) recognition of self worth as caregivers; (d) timeliness of recruitment strategies; (e) support of research staff affected recruitment; and (f) caregivers recognized the benefits of participation. These findings support the importance of many different strategies for effective recruitment of caregivers in future studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-355
Number of pages9
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Caregivers
  • Qualitative research
  • Recruitment
  • Retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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    Murphy, M. R., Escamilla, M. I., Blackwell, P. H., Lucke, K. T., Miner-Williams, D., Shaw, V., & Lewis, S. L. (2007). Focus on research methods assessment of caregivers' willingness to participate in an intervention research study. Research in Nursing and Health, 30(3), 347-355. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20186