University of Wisconsin–Madison


Peer-reviewed publications

Our article in Research in Nursing & Health provides a detailed description of the Community Advisors on Research Design and Strategies (CARDS)®. We describe the participants in the program, processes that ensure productive meetings between the CARDS® and researchers, and the outcomes of the program for researchers and the CARDS®.

Kaiser, B. L., Thomas, G. R. and Bowers, B. J. (2016), A Case Study of Engaging Hard-to-Reach Participants in the Research Process: Community Advisors on Research Design and Strategies (CARDS)®. Research in Nursing and Health. doi:10.1002/nur.21753

This article, authored by WINRS colleagues at the UW-Madison School of Nursing, describes results from a mixed-methods study that compared participants’ reactions to two different sets of research recruitment materials: a) materials that had been developed by a researcher and approved by an IRB, and b) the same materials, but with revisions recommended by the CARDS®.

Bowers, B., Jacobson, N. and Krupp, A. (2016), Can Lay Community Advisors Improve the Clarity of Research Participant Recruitment Materials and Increase the Likelihood of Participation?. Research in Nursing and Health. doi:10.1002/nur.21752