Title

Application of Mixed-methods Design in Community-engaged Research: Lessons Learned From an Evidence-based Intervention for Latinos With Chronic Illness and Minor Depression

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2017

Publication Title

Evaluation and Program Planning

DOI

10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.12.010

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to share lessons learned from a collaborative, community-informed mixed-methods approach to adapting an evidence-based intervention to meet the needs of Latinos with chronic disease and minor depression and their family members. Mixed-methods informed by community-based participatory research (CBPR) were employed to triangulate multiple stakeholders’ perceptions of facilitators and barriers of implementing the adapted intervention in community settings. Community partners provided an insider perspective to overcome methodological challenges. The study’s community informed mixed-methods: research approach offered advantages to a single research methodology by expanding or confirming research findings and engaging multiple stakeholders in data collection. This approach also allowed community partners to collaborate with academic partners in key research decisions.