Williams, R. L. and Shelley, B. M. and Sussman, A. L.
BACKGROUND: Interest in community-based participatory research (CBPR) has surged during the last several years because of its potential to enhance the quality and usefulness of research outcomes. Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) potentially can provide a bridge between the research endeavor and communities; PBRNs have been identified as a promising venue for CBPR. However, this marriage of CBPR and PBRNs faces many challenges, such as locus of project idea generation, time constraints, and funding limitations. METHODS: This was a case study of the application of the CBPR model and CBPR principles specific to PBRN research using a recent PBRN study of communication about traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines. RESULTS: Challenges (eg, added cost, time) and benefits (eg, improved research data collection process, enhanced data analysis) resulted from application of the CBPR model and are detailed. CONCLUSIONS: For practical and ethical reasons, PBRNs need to adopt the CBPR approach for certain types, if not all, of their research. This might require operational adaptations by the PBRN (eg, a community advisory board, community membership in the network board of directors, and outreach to community groups for input into network priorities) as well as dedicated time and funding.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||community-based participatory research (CBPR), Practice-based research networks (PBRNs)|
|Subjects:||Health > Health Equity > Bioethics|
Research > methodologies
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|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2011 10:28|
|Last Modified:||16 Jul 2011 10:28|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2752|
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