Journal article

Developing research in partnership with Aboriginal communities - strategies for improving recruitment and retention

K Rae, L Weatherall, K Hollebone, K Apen, M McLean, C Blackwell, S Eades, J Boulton, E Lumbers, R Smith

Rural and Remote Health | AUSTRALIAN RURAL HEALTH EDUC NETWORK | Published : 2013

Abstract

Context: Australian Aboriginal communities in urban, rural and remote areas are continuing to suffer high rates of perinatal mortality and morbidity that will impact on the future health of the community. It has been well documented that Aboriginal women have extreme distrust of mainstream pregnancy-related health care and suggested that late entry into antenatal care is as high as 50% in the Aboriginal population. Although medical and midwifery staff have long discussed strategies to improve uptake of antenatal health care for Aboriginal women, researchers in many areas have found the recruitment of Aboriginal people into scientific studies almost impossible. This article seeks to share the..

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