Diabetes Bingo: Research Prioritization with the Filipino Community

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For which topic were research priorities identified?


In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) aims to involve community members in examining problems that are of high priority and then developing solutions that fit their own particular situations. Positive effects of using CBPR approaches on research quality and participation rates have been reported. CBPR is normally conducted by partnerships between academic researchers and representatives of subpopulations experiencing disparities in health, income, education, housing, and other critical life domains. Typically, academic researchers come from cultural and/or socioeconomic backgrounds that differ from their community partners, making it imperative that they take special care to use culturally sensitive approaches and methods in order to gain an accurate view of community concerns and capacities and to maximize mutual understanding.

What was the objective?

to determine the diabetes research priority for the Filipino community on the island of O‘ahu in Hawai‘

What was the outcome?

a list of 12 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: list of research topics drafted by researcher. Step 2: workshop with educational session and multi-vote technique developed as a Diabetes Bingo card: educational presentations, multi-voting required participants to select one-third of total number of options without requiring forced ranking, survey developed as grid titled Diabetes Bingo, audience was guided to complete survey by marking X's in the 12 boxes they considered to be of highest priority out of the 36

Which stakeholders took part?

Filipino community members. 265 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

Participants were recruited via community centers (N=3) and churches (N=3) that provide space for Filipino groups to conduct meetings and events in the Kalihi and Lanakila neighborhoods of Honolulu and the towns of Aiea and Waipahu.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.