Practices to Enhance the Diversity of Pediatric Participants Consented into Orthopaedic Research

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Nicole Tennermann
Ashley B. Tartarilla
Andrea S. Bauer
Valerie L. Ward

Abstract

This quality improvement initiative describes challenges to recruiting racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse infants into a pediatric orthopaedic multicenter research study. The orthopaedic research principal investigator consulted subject-matter experts in pediatric health equity, who provided analyses of baseline research protocols and consulted on improvements to recruitment and consent practices and processes. We describe the subject-matter expert consultation process and the recommendations for changing the research practices that led to increased study enrollment and participation of racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse pediatric patients. Strategies include equitable remuneration for study participation, flexible study protocols, and visible diversity in patient study recruitment and information materials.

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Tennerman, N., Tartarilla, A., Bauer, A., & Ward, V. (2021). Practices to Enhance the Diversity of Pediatric Participants Consented into Orthopaedic Research. JPOSNA, 3(3). Retrieved from https://www.jposna.org/ojs/index.php/jposna/article/view/251
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Quality, Safety and Value (QSVI)
Author Biographies

Nicole Tennermann, Boston Children's Hospital

Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

Ashley B. Tartarilla, Boston Children's Hospital

Department of Orthopedics

Andrea S. Bauer, Boston Children's Hospital

Department of Orthopedics

Valerie L. Ward, Boston Children's Hospital

Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

Department of Radiology

Harvard Medical School