Issues in Biomedical Research: What Do Hispanics Think?
Published Date:Jan 2013
Source:Am J Health Behav. 37(1):80-85.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3860276
Funding:U48-DP-000050/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
U54 CA132381/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
U54 CA153502/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
To examine barriers and facilitators of biomedical research participation among Hispanics in a rural community in Washington State.
Questionnaires addressed socio-demographics, health care access, and barriers and facilitators of participation in biomedical studies. This is a descriptive analysis of the findings.
Barriers include the need to care for family members (82%), fear of having to pay for research treatments (74%), cultural beliefs (65%), lack of time (75%) and trust (71%), and the degree of hassle (73%). Facilitators include having a friend/relative with the disease being researched (80%) and monetary compensation (73%).
Researchers should be mindful of these facilitators and barriers when recruiting for biomedical research studies.
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