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Community-Based Participatory Research as Worldview or Instrumental Strategy: Is It Lost in Translation(al) Research?

Trickett, E. J. (2011) Community-Based Participatory Research as Worldview or Instrumental Strategy: Is It Lost in Translation(al) Research? American Journal of Public Health. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Community involvement in community-wide interventions is important for a variety of scientific, ethical, and pragmatic reasons. However, the specific meaning of community involvement depends on the details of how it is enacted. Katz et al. outline an ambitious effort to blend the science of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with the processes of community-based participatory research (CBPR) in translational research. RCTs provide the science, while CBPR provides the processes of tailoring and implementation. Katz et al. offer a detailed example of how research might occur through the use of community portals and community health advisors as local advocates for the delivery of interventions. Their examples are rich and raise fundamental issues regarding the importance of CBPR and the role of local participation in translational research more generally.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: community-wide interventions, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), community-based participatory research (CBPR), community health advisors, translational research
Subjects: Health
Practice > interventions
Research > studies
Research > methodologies
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 12:38
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 14:05
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2614

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