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ERIC Number: EJ792254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Frail Older People as Participants in Research
Peel, Nancye M.; Wilson, Cecilia
Educational Gerontology, v34 n5 p407-417 May 2008
This article describes the experience of interviewing frail older people in a research project investigating hip fracture risk factors. Specific methodological strategies to maximize participation and data quality and to facilitate the interview process related to participant inclusion criteria, initial approach, questionnaire format, and administration. Results from 387 interviews showed that expectations of problems in interviewing an aged population with high levels of disability were not realized. With careful planning, high response rates can be achieved and the interview experience can be richly rewarding for both participants and researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia