"out-of-the-mainstream" youth as partners in collaborative research : Exploring the benefits and challenges.
Forming collaborations between university-based researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs) serves to improve health promotion research and service.
Unfortunately, members of the targeted populations are typically not included in such collaborations.
This article describes the development and maintenance of a successful university-CBO collaboration that was formed to explore HIV-related risk rates and prevention strategies for suburban street youth and discusses the benefits and challenges of including out-of-the-mainstream youth as full collaborative partners in the research.
Specific benefits included population-specific modifications of the research methods and instruments, recruitment of hard-to-reach youth, greater ease in tracking participants, and increased project acceptability and credibility.
Among the challenges were issues related to boundaries, confidentiality, commitment, and burnout.
Although such collaborations require increased time and commitment, the synergistic knowledge and experience of university researchers, community-based service providers, and out-of-the-mainstream youth can result in the development of unique and informative research and service programs.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Adulte jeune, Homme, Prévention, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Coopération, Bénéfice, Intervention, Programme sanitaire, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Autoparticipation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Young adult, Human, Prevention, California, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Methodology, Cooperation, Profit, Operation, Sanitary program, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0197613
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 16/11/1999.