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Recruiting and retaining low-income Latinos in psychotherapy research.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
Publication Date
Volume
64
Issue
5
Pages
868–874
Identifiers
PMID: 8916613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article offers suggestions for recruiting and retaining low-income Latinos in treatment studies. Because Latinos underuse traditional mental health services, places such as medical centers or churches with large Latino constituents are suggested as useful alternative sources. To keep Latinos in research protocols, providing culturally sensitive treatments are necessary. Culturally sensitive treatments should incorporate families as part of recruitment efforts, particularly older men in the family. In addition, showing respect is an important aspect of traditional Latino culture that includes using formal titles and taking time to listen carefully. Finally, traditional Latinos tend to like interactions with others that are more warm and personal than is generally part of a research atmosphere.

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