Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities

Methodological lessons from the NIDA clinical trials network

A. Kathleen Burlew, Jerren C. Weekes, La'Trice Montgomery, Daniel J Feaster, Michael S. Robbins, Carmen L. Rosa, Lesia M. Ruglass, Kamilla L. Venner, Li Tzy Wu

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Abstract

Background: Multiple studies in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) demonstrate strategies for conducting effective substance abuse treatment research with racial/ethnic minorities (REMs). Objectives: The objectives of this article are to describe lessons learned within the CTN to (1) enhance recruitment, retention, and other outcomes; (2) assess measurement equivalence; and (3) use data analytic plans that yield more information. Method: This article includes background information and examples from multiple CTN studies on inclusion, measurement, and data analysis. Results and Conclusions: Seven recommendations are included for conducting more effective research on REMs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-332
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Clinical trials
  • Data analytic plans
  • Health disparities
  • Measurement equivalence
  • Racial/ethnic minorities
  • Recruitment
  • Retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities : Methodological lessons from the NIDA clinical trials network. / Burlew, A. Kathleen; Weekes, Jerren C.; Montgomery, La'Trice; Feaster, Daniel J; Robbins, Michael S.; Rosa, Carmen L.; Ruglass, Lesia M.; Venner, Kamilla L.; Wu, Li Tzy.

In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Vol. 37, No. 5, 01.09.2011, p. 324-332.

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Burlew, A. Kathleen ; Weekes, Jerren C. ; Montgomery, La'Trice ; Feaster, Daniel J ; Robbins, Michael S. ; Rosa, Carmen L. ; Ruglass, Lesia M. ; Venner, Kamilla L. ; Wu, Li Tzy. / Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities : Methodological lessons from the NIDA clinical trials network. In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 2011 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 324-332.
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