Development of Community-Based Workshops for Mexican-Origin Rural, Low-Income Study Participants

Rosa D. Manzo, Yvette G. Flores, Adela de la Torre


The current paper documents the process of developing community-based psychoeducational workshops to engage community members and increase acceptability of the research team within a childhood obesity comparison site.  The development and adaptation of the workshops followed methods of cultural adaptation and ecological validity (Domenech Rodriguez & Wieling, 2004; Bernal, Bonilla, & Bellido, 1995). The research supports the idea that culturally responsive approaches can engage community members and increase the acceptability of researchers in the community. 


            Keywords: community-based research, cultural adaptations  

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