Challenges in recruiting aging women holocaust survivors to a case control study of breast cancer

Neomi Vin-Raviv, Rachel Dekel, Micha Barchana, Shai Linn, Lital Keinan-Boker

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Abstract

Older adults are underrepresented in medical research for many reasons, including recruitment diffi­culties. Recruitment of older adults for research studies is often a time-consuming process and can be more challenging when the study involves older adults with unique exposures to traumatic events and from minority groups. The current article provides a brief overview of (a) challenges encountered while recruiting aging women Holocaust survivors for a case control study and (b) strategies used for meeting those challenges. The case group comprised women Holocaust survivors who were recently diagnosed with breast cancer and the control group comprised healthy women from a Holocaust-survivor com­munity in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in gerontological nursing
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)
  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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