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[Recruitment of Montreal women of very low socioeconomic status for a randomized clinical study].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique
Publication Date
Volume
91
Issue
1
Pages
60–63
Identifiers
PMID: 10765588
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Studies show that it is difficult to recruit women of low socioeconomic status as clinical research participants. Such an objective was attained though as our results demonstrate in an evaluative study of a program implemented to lower the percentage of low birthweight in four CLSCs of the Island of Montreal between 1994 and 1996. The global recruitment strategy enabled us to reach 56.2% of our goal in 1994 and 77.4% in 1996. Two conclusions can be drawn from this result: the effectiveness of the three methods of recruitment varied according to each participating CLSC, and the global strategy, combined with the mobilization of community resources, was successful in enrolling women of low socioeconomic status.

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