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Community-based participatory research in complex settings: Clean mind-dirty hands

Show simple item record Makhoul J. Nakkash R. Harpham T. Qutteina Y.
dc.contributor.editor 2014 2017-10-18T13:37:04Z 2017-10-18T13:37:04Z 2014
dc.identifier 10.1093/heapro/dat049
dc.identifier.issn 09574824
dc.description.abstract Despite the abundance of the literature which discusses factors supporting or inhibiting effective participation of community members in community-based research, there is a paucity of publications analysing challenges to participation in complex settings. This manuscript describes an intervention built on researcher-community partnership amid complex social conditions which challenged participation of community members at different stages of the research process. The research took place in a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon and 1 of 12 in Lebanon which suffer from deteriorating social, economic and physical conditions perpetuated by state-imposed restrictions. The research team developed a community coalition which was involved in all stages of planning, designing, implementation and dissemination. In all those stages the aim was to maintain rigorous research, to follow a 'clean mind' approach to research, but maintain principles of community participation which necessitate 'a dirty hand'. Despite commitment to the principles of community-based participatory research, participation of community members (including youth, parents and teachers) was affected to a great extent by the social, physical and structural conditions of the community context. Characteristics of the context where research is conducted and how it affects community members should not be overlooked since multiple factors beyond the researchers' control could interfere with the rigour of scientific research. Researchers need to develop a plan for participation with the community from the beginning with an understanding of the community forces that affect meaningful participation and address possible deterrence. ©The Author (2013).
dc.format.extent Pages: (510-517)
dc.language English
dc.publisher Oxford University Press; OXFORD
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Health Promotion International; Publication Year: 2014; Volume: 29; no. 3; Pages: (510-517);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Community-based participatory research in complex settings: Clean mind-dirty hands
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Makhoul, J., Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Nakkash, R., Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Harpham, T., London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Qutteina, Y., Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Nakkash, R.; Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Health Promotion and Community Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Health Promotion and Community Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Makhoul, J
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nakkash, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Harpham, T
dc.contributor.authorInitials Qutteina, Y
dc.contributor.authorOrcidID ezeluomba, ndubuisi-0000-0002-6547-9011
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Nakkash, R (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Hlth Promot and Community Hlth, Fac Hlth Sci, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID ezeluomba, ndubuisi-O-2495-2014
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 84906213499
dc.relation.ispartofFundingAgency 081915-Z-07-, Wellcome Trust
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Health Promot. Int.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Health Promotion International
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Health Promot. Int.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 29
dc.source.ID WOS:000345959200012
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Community participation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Community-based research
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INTERVENTION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus REFUGEE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CHALLENGES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus YOUTH
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MODEL
dc.subject.otherWOS Health Policy and Services
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health

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