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Recruitment and retention of Latino dementia family caregivers in intervention research: issues to face, lessons to learn.

Gallagher-Thompson D, Solano N, Coon D, Areán P. Recruitment and retention of Latino dementia family caregivers in intervention research: issues to face, lessons to learn. The Gerontologist. 2003 Feb 1; 43(1):45-51.

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PURPOSE: This article reviews and critiques several issues of importance to those whose goal is to make intervention research with Latino caregivers more "user-friendly." Issues range from current demographic trends showing the ever-increasing number of Latino caregivers to discussion of cultural values that influence their help-seeking behavior. DESIGN AND METHODS: This article presents a review of current published information on this topic. The gerontological literature was searched for the past decade for relevant material; in addition, the authors' own experience in this area is described. RESULTS: Although limited information was found that derived from actual empirical studies, a number of articles describe potential barriers to research involvement and provide suggestions for making participation more attractive and culturally appropriate for Latinos. IMPLICATIONS: Clinical researchers need to increase their sensitivity to such issues as cultural values and language preference and develop effective collaborations with the Latino community so that intervention research programs can be designed and implemented successfully with Latinos caring for cognitively impaired elderly family members at home.

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