Intervenciones Dirigidas a Personas Afroamericanas Y Latinas Portadoras De VIH. Lecciones Aprendidas a Traves De La IAP =
HIV Interventions for African American and Latinos : Lessons Learned from Participatory Action Research
Published In: Apuntes De Psicologia, v. 21, no. 3, 2003, p. 495-507
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2002
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a research approach that includes participants in key roles in design, implementation and dissemination. PAR, therefore, is a useful tool for HIV interventions; especially for African American and Latino communities. This paper examines how PAR can be distinguished from other research designs, the major methods that are used in PAR, how PAR methods have been applied in health-related and health interventions internationally and with the United States, and what has been learned from these applications. Suggestions for future directions for the continued use of PAR in the design, implementation and dissemination of HIV interventions are provided.