Community-based participatory research as worldview or instrumental strategy: Is it lost in translation(al) research?
This editorial explores how the development of CBPR as a worldview differs fundamentally from the use of CBPR as an instrumental strategy in translational research. The author analyzes a Katz et al paper (2011), included in the Exemplars Section of this Toolkit, which describes “an ambitious effort to blend the science of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with the processes of community-based participatory research (CBPR) in translational research. RCTs provide the science, while CBPR provides the processes of tailoring and implementation” (Trickett, 1353). He argues that this use of CBPR as an instrumental strategy differs fundamentally from accepted principles of CBPR that emphasize community involvement in decision-making throughout an intervention process. In Katz et al, “local influence appears [only] in translating findings to local context” (Trickett, 1353). Trickett advocates further conversation focused on deepening collaboration and expanding translational research in communities beyond processes of product development and dissemination.
Trickett, E. J. (2011). Community-based participatory research as worldview or instrumental strategy: Is it lost in translation(al) research? American Journal of Public Health, 101 (8), 1353-1355. Full Text.
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