Recruitment of low income, predominantly minority cancer survivors to a randomized trial of the I Can Cope cancer education program

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  • This report describes recruitment of minority cancer survivors for a randomized trial of I Can Cope, a support program of the American Cancer Society. Survivor Education and Evaluation (SURE), was designed to recruit patients, age 19 and older, with a primary cancer diagnosis. Recruitment was primarily carried out in a public hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Of 373 patients approached, 226 were eligible for the study, 175 consented, and 140 were randomized during the 20-month recruitment period. Only 43 declined participation. This resulted in a 61.9% recruitment yield. The mean age of participants was 54.2 years. © Meharry Medical College.
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  • Dignan M; Evans M; Kratt P; Pollack LA; Pisu M; Smith JL; Prayor-Patterson H; Houston P; Watson C; Hullett S
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  • 912
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  • 22
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  • 3