Recruitment of breast cancer survivors and their caregivers: implications for dyad studies.

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Publication Details
Bazzi AR, Clark MA, Winter M, Tripodis Y, Boehmer U. Translational Behavioral Medicine, June 2017

Study Information
Variations in the Health Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors (Phase 1 – lesbian and bisexual women)

This study at Boston University School of Public Health, in collaboration with researchers at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, is gathering information about the well-being and quality of life of breast cancer survivors to develop programs and services designed to reduce health disparities. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 600 lesbian and bisexual women and 600 heterosexual women. The first Call to Action for this study, recruiting lesbian and bisexual women, was sent to Love Research Army members on October 19, 2011. The second Call to Action, recruiting heterosexual women, was sent to Love Research Army members on March 14, 2012. The researchers closed enrollment on June 26, 2012, after the Love Research Army provided them with 320 lesbian or bisexual women and 859 heterosexual women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Love Research Army

We combat the disparities that exist in research by challenging the scientific community to launch studies that are as inclusive and diverse as the people that breast cancer affects.

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