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Beating the barriers: recruitment of people with intellectual disability to participate in research

Lennox, N., Taylor, M., Rey-Conde, T., Bain, C., Purdie, D. M., Boyle, F.

Academic Literature

2005

This article seeks to explore the significant barriers encountered in recruiting adults with ID to participate in research. Recruitment was conducted for a randomized controlled trial aiming to improve health advocacy of people with ID. Initial recruitment of participants yielded less than one-third of the expected number. Additional strategies including in-service telephone recruitment and meetings with prospective participants were partially successful. Significant barriers to recruitment included several sectoral issues and the challenges arising from the research process.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation

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