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Successful strategies to engage research partners for translating evidence into action in community health: a critical review

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Show simple item record Salsberg, Jon Parry, David Pluye, Pierre Macridis, Soultana Herbert, Carol P. Macaulay, Ann C. 2019-02-25T11:22:14Z 2019-02-25T11:22:14Z 2015
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dc.description.abstract Objectives. To undertake a critical review describing key strategies supporting development of participatory research (PR) teams to engage partners for creation and translation of action-oriented knowledge. Methods. Sources are four leading PR practitioners identified via bibliometric analysis. Authors’ publications were identified in January 1995–October 2009 in PubMed, Embase, ISI Web of Science and CAB databases, and books. Works were limited to those with a process description describing a research project and practitioners were first, second, third, or last author. Results. Adapting and applying the “Reliability Tested Guidelines for Assessing Participatory Research Projects” to retained records identified five key strategies: developing advisory committees of researchers and intended research users; developing research agreements; using formal and informal group facilitation techniques; hiring co-researchers/partners fromcommunity; and ensuring frequent communication. Other less frequentlymentioned strategies were also identified. Conclusion. This review is the first time these guidelines were used to identify key strategies supporting PR projects. They proved effective at identifying and evaluating engagement strategies as reported by completed research projects. Adapting these guidelines identified gaps where the tool was unable to assess fundamental PR elements of power dynamics, equity of resources, and member turnover. Our resulting template serves as a new tool to measure partnerships. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Environmental and Public Health;191856
dc.subject community health en_US
dc.subject participatory research (PR) en_US
dc.title Successful strategies to engage research partners for translating evidence into action in community health: a critical review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2015/191856
dc.contributor.sponsor Lawson Foundation Canada en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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