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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 48 Room: Salon I
Presenting: Dara Kerkorian; Dorian Traube
All Authors for this paper: Dara Kerkorian; Dorian Traube; Chetan Bhupali; Mary McKay
Presentation Type: paper presentation
Synopsis: Even with recognition that African-American families are underrepresented in studies of child mental health services, few investigations have examined barriers to African American research participation. The current study examined semi-structured interviews with 157 African-American mothers and their children (n = 170) residing in an urban community. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of interview content suggest that many families lack knowledge of how the research results will be used. Despite suspicion of researchers, many decide to participate because they believe it will help their family. Addressing these factors in mental health services research is the first step toward addressing them in child mental health services.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Session Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Presentation Time: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM