Barriers and Facilitators to Senior Centers Participating in Translational Research

Holly C. Felix, Becky Adams, Carol E. Cornell, Jennifer K. Fausett, Rebecca Krukowski, Sha Rhonda J. Love, T. Elaine Prewitt, Delia Smith West

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Abstract

Senior centers are ideal locations to deliver evidence-based health promotion programs to the rapidly growing population of older Americans to help them remain healthy and independent in the community. However, little reported research is conducted in partnership with senior centers; thus, not much is known about barriers and facilitators for senior centers serving as research sites. To fill this gap and potentially accelerate research within senior centers to enhance translation of evidence-based interventions into practice, the present study examined barriers and facilitators of senior centers invited to participate in a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Primary barriers to participation related to staffing and perceived inability to recruit older adult participants meeting research criteria. The primary facilitator was a desire to offer programs that were of interest and beneficial to seniors. Senior centers are interested in participating in research that provides benefit to older adults but may need assistance from researchers to overcome participation barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-39
Number of pages18
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Senior Centers
Translational Medical Research
Research
participation
Health Promotion
staffing
health promotion
Randomized Controlled Trials
evidence
Research Personnel
assistance
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Felix, H. C., Adams, B., Cornell, C. E., Fausett, J. K., Krukowski, R., Love, S. R. J., ... West, D. S. (2014). Barriers and Facilitators to Senior Centers Participating in Translational Research. Research on Aging, 36(1), 22-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027512466874

Barriers and Facilitators to Senior Centers Participating in Translational Research. / Felix, Holly C.; Adams, Becky; Cornell, Carol E.; Fausett, Jennifer K.; Krukowski, Rebecca; Love, Sha Rhonda J.; Prewitt, T. Elaine; West, Delia Smith.

In: Research on Aging, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 22-39.

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Felix, HC, Adams, B, Cornell, CE, Fausett, JK, Krukowski, R, Love, SRJ, Prewitt, TE & West, DS 2014, 'Barriers and Facilitators to Senior Centers Participating in Translational Research', Research on Aging, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 22-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027512466874
Felix, Holly C. ; Adams, Becky ; Cornell, Carol E. ; Fausett, Jennifer K. ; Krukowski, Rebecca ; Love, Sha Rhonda J. ; Prewitt, T. Elaine ; West, Delia Smith. / Barriers and Facilitators to Senior Centers Participating in Translational Research. In: Research on Aging. 2014 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 22-39.
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