American Sentinel University #Nursing Professor Authors Study Findings for Journal of Cultural Diversity

AURORA, Colo. – February 10, 2016 – American Sentinel University (@AmerSentinel) adjunct nursing professor Mirella Vasquez Brooks, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC recently authored research study findings exploring the recruitment of Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) with type 2 diabetes into a clinical research trial of enhancing diabetes self-management (December 2015 Journal of Cultural Diversity).

“We are thrilled that our adjunct professor, Dr. Mirella Vasquez Brooks, contributed to the research study and provided such a valuable service to the academic community,” says Karen Whitham, Ed.D., MSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Programs at American Sentinel University.

The objective of the study was to evaluate the strategies and barriers to recruiting Asians and Pacific Islanders with type 2 diabetes into clinical trials. Descriptive statistics and content analysis were utilized to analyze reasons for non-participation.

A ‘talk story’ interview was employed to recruit participants and uncover reasons for non-participation.

The study identified 1891 potential participants, and 340 declined participation. Eighty who declined were randomly selected to provide their reasons for non-participation.

The findings indicated that socioeconomic issues faced by this population, such as earning wages to meet basic needs and caregiving, took precedence over altruistic participation in research.

Read the findings in the December 1, 2015 issue of the Journal of Cultural Diversity.

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