Ishan C. Williams

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PURPOSE The goals of this review are to synthesize what is known about caregiving among diverse groups and to identify gaps in knowledge to guide future research on caregiving. The review focuses on conceptual and theoretical approaches, sampling strategies, measurement techniques, and similarities and differences found among groups and across studies. (More)
The aim of this study was to examine emotional health (e.g., depressive symptomatology) among 295 Black and 425 White dementia caregivers. I selected caregivers from the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregivers' Health (REACH) data set. I used regression analysis to examine racial differences and the relationship between the contextual variables and(More)
BACKGROUND Recruitment for research and clinical trials continues to be challenging. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and disproportionately affects African American men; thus, effective recruitment strategies are essential for this population. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to focus on innovative and effective(More)
PURPOSE To determine the recruitment goals that investigators set for racial/ethnic minorities and the factors associated with failure to meet those goals. METHODS Four hundred forty principal investigators (PIs) conducting clinical research funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 2001 completed a mailed survey providing their(More)
Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid found in the roots of Tabernanthe Iboga (Apocynaceae family), a rain forest shrub that is native to western Africa. Ibogaine is used by indigenous peoples in low doses to combat fatigue, hunger and thirst, and in higher doses as a sacrament in religious rituals. Members of American and European addict self-help groups have(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a culturally tailored intervention for rural African Americans. Social Cognitive Theory provided the framework for the study. METHODS Twenty-two participants were recruited and randomly assigned to either Group or Individual diabetes self-management (DSME). Group DSME included story-telling, hands-on(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of family and friends on the management of persons with diabetes and their willingness to be involved in a culturally tailored program. METHODS This qualitative study was based within a larger quasi-experimental study that focused on the impact of a culturally tailored group intervention compared(More)
Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals practicing in small communities and rural areas encounter unique situations and customs that may complicate the task of maintaining treatment boundaries. Boundary adjustments are frequently required that do not disturb the psychiatrist-patient relationship. The authors discuss specific boundary problems(More)
We examined the range and nature of investigators' communication and relationship building as they recruit minority participants in their research. Semistructured, in-depth interviews were conducted with 33 investigators conducting research with human participants. The response rate was 77%. Investigators described several kinds of relationships that are(More)