Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Weir's 2009 report on NFL brain injuries got more attention than neurological findings published in 2005

Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Dec 7 at noon, 6050 ISR-Thompson
Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Community-based participatory research approach to evidence-based research: lessons from the Pacific Islander American Health Study

Publication Abstract

Panapasa, Sela, James S. Jackson, C. Caldwell, Steven Heeringa, James McNally, David R. Williams, D. Coral, L. Taumoepeau, L. Young, S. Young, and S. Fa'asisila. 2012. "Community-based participatory research approach to evidence-based research: lessons from the Pacific Islander American Health Study." Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(1): 53-8.

OBJECTIVES: Reports on the challenges and lessons learned from the Pacific Island American Health Study engagement with community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Pacific Islander (PI) communities and mechanisms to facilitate the collection of robust data. METHODS: Academic-community partnership building was achieved with PI CBOs and FBOs. Focus group meetings were organized to plan various aspects of the study, develop questionnaire themes and protocols for survey, assist with the interviewer recruitment process, and strategize data dissemination plan. LESSONS LEARNED: The PIA-HS represents a model for overcoming challenges in data collection among small understudied populations. FBOs represent a valuable resource for community-based participatory research (CBPR) data collection and for effective interventions. CONCLUSION: The study methodology can be replicated for other racial/ethnic groups with high levels of religiosity combined with concentrated levels of residential clustering. Expansion of the Pacific Islander American Health Study (PIA-HS) to include other PI subgroups is encouraged.

DOI:10.1353/cpr.2012.0013 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC4156312. (Pub Med Central)

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next