Indigenous traumatic brain injury research: responding to recruitment challenges in the hospital environment
Michelle S Fitts, Taeha Condon, John Gilroy, Katrina Bird, Erica Bleakley, Lauren Matheson, Jennifer Fleming, Alan R Clough, Adrian Esterman, Paul Maruff, India Bohanna
BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY | BMC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Hospitals are common recruitment sites for injury and disability studies. However, the clinical and rehabilitation environment can create unique challenges for researchers to recruit participant populations. While there is growing injury and disability focused research involving Indigenous people to understand the types of services and supports required by this population to enhance their recovery experiences, there is limited knowledge of researchers' experiences implementing recruitment processes in the tertiary hospital environment. This paper reflects on the specific challenges of recruiting Indigenous patients following a traumatic brain injury from two tertiary hospitals in..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
The study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, Project Grant #1081947). The funding body had no role in the study design, in the collection of the data, in the writing of the manuscript or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.