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

1 University of Illinois at Chicago.
American Journal of Public Health (Impact Factor: 4.23). 06/2011; 101(8):1353-5. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300124
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    • "Research equity has been also challenged by the variability of research goals. A recent editorial has raised important concerns regarding a potential schism or, at a minimum, a continuum of CBPR research goals, between CBPR as an 'instrumental strategy' or as a broader 'worldview', based in social justice and community capacity-building (Trickett, 2011). Reflecting on the growth of community engagement within Community Translational Science Awards (CTSA, see National Center for Research Resources, 2010), Trickett challenges researchers to clarify their own goals and purposes, recognizing that CTSA community engagement processes can range between minimal outreach to shared leadership (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). "
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    • "All of the third arms that were developed varied in form, but they all adhered to the basic principles and goals of the Housing First model. The form-function distinction ''… free[s] the RCT from a literal definition of standardization-as-repetition of the same activities across diverse communities'' (Trickett 2011, p. 1354) and helps to move past the idea that fidelity and adaptation are in opposition to one another. The hybrid models presented by Barrera et al. (2011) and the findings from this study are good examples of how both are important and can be achieved. "
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    • "These diverse PR practices could be explored in a further review. Additionally, although the recruitment advantage in PR was shown to benefit all stakeholders, a critical view may reveal that some funding or research institutions' reasons for pursuing PR are to increase enrollment in clinical trials, reduce refusals, boost sample sizes for surveys, acquire community support for random assignment to control groups, or increase knowledge translation activities only (Trickett 2011). While these issues require serious attention, our results are applicable solely to " full participation " PR, which emphasizes equity and co-governance with community stakeholders who have formal power to challenge and change the research agenda. "
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