Practical strategies for promoting full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in community-based participatory intervention research

Dena Hassouneh, Amana Alcala-Moss, E. Mcneff

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    Community-based participatory research (CBPR) with disability communities is directed toward facilitating full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and disability community organizations in all aspects of the research process. Within the CBPR framework, academic-disability community partners may value and wish to use experimental designs to test interventions. Being aware of and proactively addressing barriers and challenges to inclusion in the areas of human resources, training, productivity, accommodation, and inadequate funding for disability community organizations are critical for success. Some of the strategies discussed in this article for addressing these challenges include creating redundant systems, providing benefits counseling and individualized payment options for employment, designing trainings to be disability friendly, and carefully considering selection of partners in light of available community resources.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)253-265
    Number of pages13
    JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011



    • Community-based participatory research
    • Disability community
    • Disability research

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)

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