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Strategies for accessing and retaining Asian drug users in research studies.

Author: Nemoto, T; Huang, K; Aoki, B
Author Background: Asian American Recovery Services (AARS), Inst. for Health Policy Studies, Univ. of California, San Francisco
Date 1999
Type Journal
Journal Title: Drugs-and-Society.
Volume/Pages 14(1/2): 151-165
Subject Matter Asian-Americans; Research-; Drug-use
Abstract Based on a research project that investigated drug use and HIV risk behaviors among Asian drug users in San Francisco, this paper describes barriers and strategies for accessing, recruiting, and retaining Asian drug users. It also presents culturally appropriate and group specific strategies and underlying cultural norms that outreach workers use to build rapport with targeted drug users and community members. The paper describes culturally appropriate strategies for outreach workers and project staff to recruit and retain Asian drug users. These strategies acknowledge diversities within the targeted ethnic groups and offer flexibility to create other strategies specific to targeted Asian drug users. (There are 14 additional articles in this special issue on drug abuse research with minority populations.). (Journal abstract.)