New Publication – Setting and motivation in the decision to participate in research

CCHE would like to share a recent publication by our Assistant Director Susan Passmore, PhD, and colleagues.

Setting and motivation in the decision to participate: An approach to the engagement of diverse samples in mobile research” is published in Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications.

Internet and mobile based research are powerful tools in the creation of large, cohort studies, but recent analysis indicates that an underrepresentation of minority and low income groups in these studies might exceed that found in traditional research. This report presents findings from an experiment in research engagement using the Eureka Research Platform developed to enroll diverse populations in support of biomedical clinical research. This experiment involved the recruitment of African American and Latino participants in a smartphone based survey at a temporary, charitable, dental event sponsored, in part, by the research team, in order to explore the impact of setting and approach on recruitment outcomes. Read the full article here.

Dr. Passmore’s co-authors include Erica T. Casper, Jeffery E. Olgin, Carol Maguire, Gregory M. Marcus, Mark J. Pletcher, and Stephen B. Thomas.

See the University of Maryland notice here.

Susan Passmore CCTC journal cover

Dr. Susan Passmore