Evidence Table 2. Survival Guide: Research Components

Authors, Funder, Funding Period, Study Name (If applicable)Research ObjectivesStudy Design, Duration, SettingIntervention, DurationParticipants, Sampling Strategy, Sample Size, Response Rate, Retention RatePrimary Outcome Variables Measured, Data Collection MethodsOther Variables MeasuredIntended and Unintended Effects of InterventionEvidence of Enhanced or Diminished Research Quality Due to CBPR
Publications: Research Objective: Study Design: Intervention: Participants: Primary Variables Measured: Other Variables Measured: Intervention Effects: Methodology:
Factor SH, Galea S, et al., 2002*To develop a guide to provide informational support for substance users to improve access to community servicesNonexperimental formative research followed by intervention, evaluated through an RCTSurvival guide for substance users to provide connections to treatment servicesSubstance users older than age 18 in East and Central HarlemNo predefined variables specifiedNo predefined variables specifiedNANo
Galea S, Factor SH, et al., 2002 To gather information about substance users' perceptions of access to and information about services Duration of Study: Duration of Intervention: Sampling Strategy: Data Collection Methods: Focus groups discussed the design and content of the survival guide Results of Analysis of Focus Groups: Measures:
Funder: (An RCT is planned to determine the effectiveness of the intervention in improving knowledge and access to services; articles describe programs prior to the development of the survival guide)6 monthsNRService providers: List of key informants provided by community liaisonQualitative: Focus groups• Participants favored idea of a pocket-sized “survival guide” in bold colors and with forthright languageSurvey instrument developed in collaboration with Community Advisory Board (CAB)
CDC Setting: Drug users: Convenience and snowball samplingQuantitative: Surveys• Need for legal services Recruitment:
Funding Period: East and Central Harlem Sample Size: • Information about medical servicesNo
NRService providers: 91• Information about job and educational opportunities Intervention:
Study Name: Drug users: 353• Need for emotional supportYes
NR Response Rate at Each Measure: • Inspirational messages based on success storiesSubstance users determined the content and appearance of the guide
Service providers: 25% Survey Results: Dissemination:
Drug users: NA• 45% have difficulties accessing job servicesNo
Retention Rate: • 35% have difficulties accessing housing services, 17% medical services, 10% education, 8% drug-related services Outcomes:
NA• Lack of information and too much paperwork were identified as main barriersNo

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From: Appendix C Evidence Tables

Cover of Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence
Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 99.
Viswanathan M, Ammerman A, Eng E, et al.

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