Recruitment of Refugees for Health Research: A Qualitative Study to Add Refugees’ Perspectives
AbstractResearch is needed to understand refugees’ health challenges and barriers to accessing health services during settlement. However, there are practical and ethical challenges for engaging refugees as participants. Despite this, there have been no studies to date specifically investigating refugee perspectives on factors affecting engagement in health research. Language-concordant focus groups in British Columbia, Canada, with four government-assisted refugee language groups (Farsi/Dari, Somali, Karen, Arabic) inquired about willingness to participate in health research. Twenty-three variables associated with the willingness of refugees to participate in health research were elicited. Variables related to research design included recruitment strategies, characteristics of the research team members and the nature of the research. Variables related to individual participants included demographic features such as gender and education, attitudes towards research and previous experience with research. This research can be used to increase opportunities for refugees’ engagement in research and includes recommendations for subgroups of refugees that may have more difficulties engaging in research. View Full-Text
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Gabriel, P.; Kaczorowski, J.; Berry, N. Recruitment of Refugees for Health Research: A Qualitative Study to Add Refugees’ Perspectives. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 125.
Gabriel P, Kaczorowski J, Berry N. Recruitment of Refugees for Health Research: A Qualitative Study to Add Refugees’ Perspectives. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(2):125.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gabriel, Patricia; Kaczorowski, Janusz; Berry, Nicole. 2017. "Recruitment of Refugees for Health Research: A Qualitative Study to Add Refugees’ Perspectives." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 2: 125.
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