AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 773–778

Recruiting Men Who Have Sex With Men on Craigslist.org for Face-to-Face Assessments: Implications for Research

Authors

    • Department of Health and Nutrition SciencesBrooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)
    • Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)
    • CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
  • Ana Ventuneac
    • Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)
  • H. Jonathon Rendina
    • Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)
    • Basic and Applied Social Psychology Doctoral ProgramGraduate Center of CUNY
  • Ruben H. Jimenez
    • Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)
  • Jeffrey T. Parsons
    • Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)
    • CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
    • Basic and Applied Social Psychology Doctoral ProgramGraduate Center of CUNY
    • Health Psychology Doctoral ProgramGraduate Center of CUNY
    • Department of PsychologyHunter College, CUNY
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-012-0345-4

Cite this article as:
Grov, C., Ventuneac, A., Rendina, H.J. et al. AIDS Behav (2013) 17: 773. doi:10.1007/s10461-012-0345-4

Abstract

We adapted time–space sampling to enroll men who have sex with men (MSM) off Craigslist.org for face-to-face interviews. Men responding to our ads (n = 322) were instructed to either complete an online pre-screening survey (to determine preliminary eligibility) or call our office directly. Of those taking further initiative to enroll, 29 % (n = 41) called directly and 71 % (n = 101) opted to first complete the online survey. Participants scheduled via online pre-screening were more likely to present for their face-to-face assessment than men deemed eligible directly via phone screening (72.3 vs. 47.1 %). Online pre-screening was a useful tool to offer potential participants when recruiting on Craigslist and improved study enrollment.

Resumen

Hemos adaptado un muestreo de “time–space” con el propósito de inscribir a hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH) usando Craigslist.org, para hacer entrevistas en persona. Los hombres que respondieron a nuestros anuncios (n = 322) fueron instruidos a completar una encuesta por internet, que ayudaría a determinar la elegibilidad preliminar, o llamar directamente a nuestra oficina. De los que tomaron la iniciativa de inscribirse, 29 % (n = 41) nos llamaron directamente y 71 % (n = 101) decidieron en completar la encuesta por internet. Los participantes programados para una cita usando la encuesta por internet fueron más propensos a presentarse para su entrevista en persona que los hombres considerados elegibles directamente por la entrevista de teléfono (72,3 vs 47,1 %). Usando la encuesta por internet fue una herramienta útil de ofrecer a los posibles participantes al reclutar por Craigslist.org y también fue algo que aumento inscripción a esta investigación.

Keywords

Time–space samplingMen who have sex with men (MSM)RecruitmentCraigslist.org

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012