An Examination of Community Partnership and Strategies Used in Conducting Nutrition and Food Security Research With Low-Income Pregnant Women
By Nunnery D, Scyoc S, Dharod J
Recruitment of low-income minority populations, particularly women, into health-based research has faced challenges related to transportation, time, and lack of child care. However, collaboration between researchers and community-based health provider to provide a space for research and enhance trust among participants may improve retention rates and results. This case describes recruitment and retention strategies used in a cross-sectional study examining food security, diet, and birth outcomes among low-income pregnant women. We outline development of the research partnership with a semi-urban North Carolina Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic, depict our integrated study design via flow model, and describe recruitment outcomes.
March 13, 2020
Nunnery D, Scyoc S, Dharod J (2020). An Examination of Community Partnership and Strategies Used in Conducting Nutrition and Food Security Research With Low-Income Pregnant Women. SAGE Research Methods. Available online: https://methods.sagepub.com/case/community-partnership-strategies-nutrition-food-low-income-pregnant-women