Objective: This scoping review aimed to examine public health community based participatory interventions implemented among vulnerable populations in post-disaster settings and to identify appropriate and effective community based participatory action research (CBPAR) techniques and components in these settings.
Methods: A scoping review was conducted after searching multiple databases to retrieve the original publications. Eight studies were determined to fit all of the inclusion criteria after they were thoroughly reviewed. Relevant information including disaster type, population, and CBPAR method were identified.
Results: The studies highlighted three important CBPAR components that made the interventions feasible among vulnerable communities in post-disaster settings. These were flexibility, cultural humility and relationship building, and increasing collective and self-efficacy while using various CBPAR methods like photovoice to target participant needs.
Discussion: These main themes and components were important to the functioning of the CBPAR interventions in these post-disaster settings and for the best outcome for the participants. They allowed the studies to be sustainable while being able to fully address the culture and needs of the participants.
Conclusion: CBPAR was shown to successfully work in the post-disaster settings of the eight reviewed studies. Public health professionals should further investigate the effectiveness of CBPAR in post-disaster settings to confirm if community-based approaches can provide a more sustainable and effective approach to recovery, especially for vulnerable populations.
This scoping review was a precursor to more research that should be done in this area in order to determine if CBPAR is an effective method to use in public health interventions after a natural disaster and among vulnerable communities.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR)
Scoping Review Goal
Literature Search and Selection Strategy
Selection of Studies
Cultural Humility and Relationship Building
Increased Self and Collective Efficacy
Limitations of the Scoping Review
Appendix A: Data Extraction Template
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