Lessons from the field: Strategies to Recruit Men in Theory-Based Quliatative Research
Repository Posting Date2020-01-31T19:49:43Z
Author DetailsAshley Rivera MSN
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
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Theory -based qualitative research has made significant progress in providing insight into the experiences of many genders, especially for women and those that identify as LGBTQ+, allowing the profession of nursing to increase gender-sensitive treatment and target the health needs within those populations. However, men are underrepresented in both theory-based and qualitative research. Without research on men's experiences, there cannot be adequate gender -sensitive care of men in nursing practice and healthcare. Gender-specific healthcare concerns for men include risks for combined lower physical and emotional health as evidenced by an increased prevalence of preventable diseases, low utilization of mental health's services, and a three-times higher risk for suicide compared to women. In doing research, recruitment strategies that are not gender-sensitive towards men do not encourage their participation in theory-based qualitative research. Strategies that have been successful in recruiting men to research need to be shared so they can be replicated for additional research, modified for utilization in practice, and incorporated into education as part of teaching a gender sensitive curriculum. Following two theory based qualitative studies, a phenomenological Parse-Research Methodology pilot study and a Charmaz constructive grounded theory study formulated with Swanson's Theory of Caring, this presentation is a review of strategies learned in the field that have influenced recruitment. This presentation will include gender sensitive ways of approaching or contacting men, gender-sensitive language can impede communication of a theoretical perspective to men, and a cautionary guide to achieving informed consent for men. Audience participation to clarify approaches and provide examples will be encouraged.
DescriptionNursing Theories: Moving Forward Through Collaboration, Application and Innovation, held November 14-15, 2019 at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. Hosted by KING International Nursing Group.
Conference NameNursing Theories: Moving Forward Through Collaboration, Application and Innovation
Conference HostKING International Nursing Group
Conference LocationGeorge Washington University, Washington DC, USA
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