Table of Contents

Preface; Overview; A National Program to Enhance Research on Minority Aging and Health Promotion; Commentaries; Promoting Minority Health Research at the National Institutes of Health; Recruiting Older Women and Minority Members Into Clinical Trials: An Important Goal for Researchers; Contributions of Behavioral and Social Research to Recruitment and Retention of Minority Populations: A Commentary; Special Articles; The Matching Model of Recruitment; Recruiting African Americans for Health Studies: Lessons From the Drew-RAND Center on Health and Aging. Despite projections of significant growth in older minority populations, researchers have little more than surface-level appreciation of how cultural factors will shape mental and physical health outcomes. This volume is part of a new wave of studies designed to address the issue of recruiting and retaining minority elders for participation in research studies. The authors highlight the strengths and weaknesses of a wide array of research designs, ranging from small, in-depth qualitative studies to randomized, controlled behavioral interventions. Several chapters focus on successes with Africa.