Research recruitment: A case study on women with substance use disorder.
Cook, K.; Larson, K.
Women with substance use disorder may evade research participation because of individual and societal factors. Limited information exists on recruitment of women with substance use disorder. The purpose of this study was to delineate recruitment challenges among women with substance use disorder and identify successful recruitment strategies. An exploratory case study was used to examine recruitment of women with substance use disorder. This case study was informed by a pilot study in 2017-2018, where data were generated from 25 direct observations and three key informants from a drug rehabilitation treatment agency. Analysis took an explanation-building approach, which incorporated chronological field notes from direct observations, memos from key informant conversations, and the extant literature to revise our initial proposition. Macro-level contextual factors influencing recruitment were: (a) establishment of a triage system, (b) reactivation of agency ethics committee, (c) scheduled accreditation site visits, (d) varied guidelines, and (e) required treatment regimen. Recruitment may benefit from multiple sites, staff training in protocol, increased researcher presence, and the opportunity for women’s voices to be heard. This study advances knowledge of macro-level challenges faced during recruitment of women with substance use disorder in southeast USA. Indirect and direct recruitment, when combined, could maximize participation.
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Cook, K., & Larson, K.. (March 2021). Research recruitment: A case study on women with substance use disorder.. The Qualitative Report, (26:3), p.1012-1020. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/9431
Cook, K., and Larson, K.. "Research recruitment: A case study on women with substance use disorder.". The Qualitative Report. 26:3. (1012-1020.), March 2021. October 05, 2022. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/9431.
Cook, K. and Larson, K., "Research recruitment: A case study on women with substance use disorder.," The Qualitative Report 26, no. 3 (March 2021), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/9431 (accessed October 05, 2022).
Cook, K., Larson, K.. Research recruitment: A case study on women with substance use disorder.. The Qualitative Report. March 2021; 26(3) 1012-1020. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/9431. Accessed October 05, 2022.