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Applying Roach’s Six C’s of Caring to Gather Health Data through Telephone Interviewing

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2014
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The use of the telephone to speak to study participants about health-related issues is useful when logistics make it difficult for participant and researcher to meet in person. However, gaining the trust of the participant can be a challenge, partly due to fears of fraud and identity theft. A spirit of openness and caring must come across the telephone lines between interviewer and interviewee. Roach’s six C’s can be applied to convey a sense of caring, thereby relaxing the participant and increasing their sense of safety to enhance the quantity and quality of health data being collected. According to Roach, caring is manifested through six C’s – compassion, competence, confidence, conscience, commitment, and comportment. Interviewers can be trained through role playing and scripting using Roach’s caring model. Compassion is expressed by being sensitive to the anxiety and apprehension they may feel toward receiving a call from a stranger, who is asking about health-related issues. Competence is expressed by being able to give the participant the information they need to have an understanding as to what they are consenting. Confidence is achieved by ensuring the participant that the information they share will be used appropriately and for the greater-good. Conscience is expressed by following ethical research protocols, adhering to confidentiality, and respecting the relationship with the research participant. Finally, interviewers manifest caring through comportment by identifying themselves with their name, credentials, and institution; addressing the participant formally; using language the participant can understand; and projecting caring through tone of voice.
Title: Applying Roach’s Six C’s of Caring to Gather Health Data through Telephone Interviewing.
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Name(s): Moffa, Christine M.
Tappen, Ruth M.
Liehr, Patricia
Graduate College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Abstract
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The use of the telephone to speak to study participants about health-related issues is useful when logistics make it difficult for participant and researcher to meet in person. However, gaining the trust of the participant can be a challenge, partly due to fears of fraud and identity theft. A spirit of openness and caring must come across the telephone lines between interviewer and interviewee. Roach’s six C’s can be applied to convey a sense of caring, thereby relaxing the participant and increasing their sense of safety to enhance the quantity and quality of health data being collected. According to Roach, caring is manifested through six C’s – compassion, competence, confidence, conscience, commitment, and comportment. Interviewers can be trained through role playing and scripting using Roach’s caring model. Compassion is expressed by being sensitive to the anxiety and apprehension they may feel toward receiving a call from a stranger, who is asking about health-related issues. Competence is expressed by being able to give the participant the information they need to have an understanding as to what they are consenting. Confidence is achieved by ensuring the participant that the information they share will be used appropriately and for the greater-good. Conscience is expressed by following ethical research protocols, adhering to confidentiality, and respecting the relationship with the research participant. Finally, interviewers manifest caring through comportment by identifying themselves with their name, credentials, and institution; addressing the participant formally; using language the participant can understand; and projecting caring through tone of voice.
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