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Nikolajski, Cara E (2007) YOUTH AND COMMUNITY BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH: SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE DIRECTIONS. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is becoming popular in the field of public health. While many studies focus on including adults in the CBPR process, far fewer have utilized the input and expertise of children and adolescents. Successful CBPR projects are important to the field of public health due to their ability to open the doorway to the health needs and experiences of youth. This review paper first provides relevant background information regarding the health of youth living in the United States, the importance of adopting a life course approach to public health interventions, and the field of Community Based Participatory Research. It then explains the review methodology utilized and presents the results of the literature review. Specific attention is paid to summarizing CBPR work conducted with youth and the key issues related to such work. This review concludes by providing suggestions for future successful applications of CBPR with youth populations, and discusses the benefits and challenges of conducting this type of research. Results from this review contribute to a better understanding of the importance of utilizing ideas and insights of young people in order to create programming and policy changes that effectively address their needs.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Nikolajski, Cara
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBurke, Jessica Griffinjgburke@pitt.eduJGBURKE
Committee MemberAbatemarco, Dianedja17@pitt.eduDJA17
Committee MemberLombardi,
Date: 27 September 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 31 July 2007
Approval Date: 27 September 2007
Submission Date: 1 August 2007
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADOLESCENTS; CBPR; CHILDREN
Other ID:, etd-08012007-200234
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:55
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:47


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