Overcoming barriers to conducting an intervention study of depression in an older African American population.

  title={Overcoming barriers to conducting an intervention study of depression in an older African American population.},
  author={Juliette M Shellman and Melissa Jennifer Mokel},
  journal={Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society},
  volume={21 4},
The purpose of this article is to describe barriers and strengths of a study testing the effects of reminiscence on depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older African Americans. Primary data sources included debriefing sessions, reflective journals, participant observations, and key informant interviews. Data were analyzed using immersion/crystallization technique. Mistrust between gatekeepers and universities, recruitment and retention of research assistants and participants, culturally… CONTINUE READING
8 Citations
44 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-8 of 8 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 44 references

Keeping the bully out. Understanding older African-Americans perceptions of depression

  • J. Shellman, M. Mokel, B. Wright
  • Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses…
  • 2007
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

African Americans’ perception of psychotherapy and psychotherapists

  • V. L. Sanders Thompson, A. Bazile, M. Akbar
  • Professional Psychology: Research and Practice,
  • 2004
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts


  • J. Borkan
  • B. Crabtree & W. Miller (Eds.), Doing qualitative…
  • 1999
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Depression in African-Americans: Groups of African-Americans

  • A. Das, M. Olfson, H. McCurtis, M. Weissman
  • Journal of Family Practice,
  • 2006

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…