Engaging veterans in the research process: a practical guide

Barker, Anna M., Dunlap, Shawn, Hartmann, Christine W., Wilson-Menzfeld, Gemma and McGill, Gill (2022) Engaging veterans in the research process: a practical guide. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 11 (10). pp. 751-764. ISSN 2042-6305

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Aims: Provide guidance for engaging military veterans in various research teams to help overcome veterans' lack of trust in research. Methods: We draw from our combined experience to present four case studies of veteran research on sensitive topics to illustrate successful engagement with veterans. Results: For each case example, we describe veterans' contributions at different phases of research. We then share practical guidance for realizing benefits and overcoming challenges of engaging veterans in research at each phase. In our experience, successful engagement has built trust by aligning research with participants' own experience as veterans. Conclusion: Investigators wishing to engage veterans in research may benefit from the lessons presented through these case studies.

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Additional Information: Funding information: Research funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (TRBL04), Royal British Legion (25,156), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (IIR 18-244). https://www.future-science-group.com/archiving
Uncontrolled Keywords: engagement, experts by experience, hard-to-reach, peer researchers, recruitment, research process, retention, veteran
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 14:26
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 16:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49450

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