Recruitment Issues in Emerging Adult Populations: Focus on Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Laura Hays, Jean McSweeney, Anita Mitchell, Christina Bricker, Angela Green, Reid D. Landes
2020 Nursing Reports  
High-quality nursing research is important to healthcare and is precipitated by successful participant recruitment. Young adults aged 18 to 30 years are particularly difficult to recruit due to transitions during this time, which makes it more problematic to locate these individuals and may make it more difficult for them to prioritize the need for participation. This paper includes data from two cross-sectional survey design pilot studies that aimed to enroll young adults with congenital heart
more » ... th congenital heart disease using a variety of recruitment methods. The number of participants enrolled in these two pilot studies (7 and 22) was much lower than expected but the recruitment challenges encountered were consistent with other research studies that have recruited young adult populations. After presenting these data and a discussion of the relevant literature, we conclude with proposed strategies for research recruitment of young adults for nurse scientists who directly impact evidence-based literature and practice with research contributions.
doi:10.3390/nursrep10020017 fatcat:2b5ocahgzjho3lnvdau6wd7ihy