Dialogue to deliberation: expanding the empowerment education model.

Department of Community Health Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, USA.
American journal of health behavior (Impact Factor: 1.31). 01/2009; 33(1):26-36. DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.33.1.3
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ABSTRACT To explore the importance of a theoretical framework, the Empowerment education model (EEM), that can be used in participatory research. A deliberative project in one community in eastern Kentucky exemplifies the use of the EEM in participatory research.
Research techniques include surveys, focus groups, community forums, and photovoice.
This project presents preliminary evidence that participatory projects might benefit if the dialogue phase of the EEM is followed by a deliberative phase.
The theoretical underpinnings of the EEM could be expanded to include dialogue and deliberation in participatory efforts.

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