Aim: To conduct a population survey of diabetes in Wake County, North Carolina, to reduce the burden of disease in the black community.
Method: A community advisory board (CAB) was set up to develop the research tools, identify people to become interviewers and promote the project.
Findings/recommendations: The CAB had a big impact on the project by:
The research team attribute the high response rates to the survey (77%) to the efforts and involvement of the CAB.
They also saw benefits in the relationships that developed between CAB members, the researchers and government representatives. This helped to overcome the community's general mistrust of research.
The CAB have decided they want to continue to support the next stages of the project, even though there will be a delay before the second phase begins. Their ongoing dedication suggests that the pilot helped create a strong community coalition interested in taking action to address the community's problem with diabetes.
External link: The following links will take you to information on this entry on an external website. INVOLVE is not responsible for the content or the reliability of the external websites. Link to PubMed abstract
Related entry: none currently available
Categories: health public health Designing research Managing research Undertaking research impact on research impact on implementation and change impact of public involvement journal article Recruitment Implementation and change
Date Entered: 2009/01/27
Date Edited: 2012/12/06