Our central hypothesis is that careful assessment of community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects and partnerships may identify specific participatory processes that are associated with positive outcomes. In phase 1, we will conduct semi-structured interviews with key community and academic stakeholders from a large ongoing CBPR project across multiple domains outlined in an existing conceptual model. The result will be the demonstration of a qualitative framework for process evaluation of CBPR work. In phase 2, we will review all published survey instruments and items that assess process integrity in each component of our conceptual model. We will work with community partners to choose the most relevant items for each domain. We will pilot the resultant survey for acceptability. The result will be the demonstration of a quantitative framework for process evaluation of CBPR work that will be ready for future validity testing with larger samples.
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