Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials
Dove Medical Press
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Purpose: Older African Americans experience disproportionately higher incidence of morbidity and mortality related to chronic and infectious diseases, yet are significantly underrepresented in clinical research compared to other racial and ethnic groups. This study aimed to understand the extent to which social support, transportation access, and physical impediments function as barriers or facilitators to clinical trial recruitment of older African Americans. Methods: Participants (N=221) were recruited from six African American churches in Atlanta and surveyed on various influences on clinical trial participation.
Clinical trials; Aging; Minority populations; African Americans; Physical disabilities
Clinical Trials | Health Services Research
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Shapiro, E. T.,
Schamel, J. T.,
Parker, K. A.,
Randall, L. A.,
Frew, P. M.
The Role of Functional, Social, and Mobility Dynamics in Facilitating Older African Americans Participation in Clinical Research.
Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials, 9
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