Viva bien! Overcoming recruitment challenges in a multiple-risk-factor diabetes trial

Deborah J. Toobert, Lisa A. Strycker, Russell E. Glasgow, Diego Osuna, Alyssa Tinley Doty, Manuel Barrera, Cristy R. Geno, Debra P. Ritzwoller

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To describe recruitment of Latinas in a randomized clinical trial conducted within 2 health care organizations. Methods: The study relied on projectinitiated telephone calls as part of a multifaceted recruitment approach. Chi-square and t tests were conducted to compare participants and nonparticipants on a number of variables. Results: From 4045 telephone contacts, 280 Latinas agreed to participate. Most were ineligible due to non- Latino ethnicity (89%). Of eligible candidates, 61% took part. Few significant differences were found on participant vs nonparticipant characteristics. Conclusion: Using appropriate recruitment procedures, a representative sample of Latinas can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-441
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010


  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Latinas
  • Multiple health behaviors
  • Participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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