Issues in biomedical research: What do hispanics think?

Angela Ulrich, Beti Thompson, Jennifer C. Livaudais, Noah Espinoza, Ana Cordova, Gloria D. Coronado

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Objective: To examine barriers and facilitators of biomedical research participation among Hispanics in a rural community in Washington State. Methods: Questionnaires addressed socio-demographics, health care access, and barriers and facilitators of participation in biomedical studies. This is a descriptive analysis of the findings. Results: Barriers include the need to care for family members (82%), fear of having to pay for research treatments (74%), cultural beliefs (65%), lack of time (75%) and trust (71%), and the degree of hassle (73%). Facilitators include having a friend/relative with the disease being researched (80%) and monetary compensation (73%). Conclusion: Researchers should be mindful of these facilitators and barriers when recruiting for biomedical research studies. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomedical research
  • Hispanic
  • Recruitment
  • Research ethics

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