Challenges and strategies for recruitment and retention of vulnerable research participants: promoting the benefits of participation

Appl Nurs Res. 2012 May;25(2):101-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2010.02.003. Epub 2010 Apr 9.


The purpose of this article was to describe recruitment and retention of vulnerable hematopoietic cell transplant patients participating in a longitudinal intervention study. Utilizing Swanson's theory of caring model, nurse researchers facilitated patients' visualization of how study participation could enable them to share their experience and further clinical insights.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Empathy*
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / psychology
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies / methods*
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Patient Selection*
  • Research Subjects / psychology*