This report describes the experience of using participatory research methods with Hispanic women to collect information about community needs and provide health education. The authors were particularly interested to explore combining participatory research with health promotion activities.
The researchers reported that this approach:
They concluded that the combination of approaches worked well as it made it possible to give something back to the women who took part in the study. The women received relevant health information as well as being asked about their needs. However, this did create some problems for the participatory researchers. They sometimes felt overwhelmed by high expectations and greater than anticipated levels of need.
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Categories: public health Designing research Undertaking research impact on research impact on research ethics impact on service users involved impact on implementation and change impact of public involvement journal article Recruitment Implementation and change
Date Entered: 2007/03/03
Date Edited: 2012/11/21