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Table 6 Summary of Community Engagement Themes and Corresponding Study Features

From: What do you mean by engagement? – evaluating the use of community engagement in the design and implementation of chronic disease-based interventions for Indigenous populations – scoping review

Community Engagement Themes
Adapting for Cultural Appropriateness Articles
n (%)
Inclusion of Community Outreach Articles
n (%)
• PR model or Aboriginal framework used 18 (78) • Met with tribal councils to obtain study approval 11 (48)
• Adapted program features following community feedback (culturally appropriate messages, language, Indigenous art/graphics) 10 (43) • Used community leadership to develop local capacity to sustain program 6 (26)
• Community members included to analyze/ interpret study findings 5 (22) • Created partnership or long-standing relationship 7 (30)
• Used yarning style interviews or talking circles 5 (22) • Researcher identified/confirmed area of priority with community 6 (26)
• Confirmed intervention adaptation following initial engagement 5 (22) • Created reports on study progress to distribute to communities 3 (13)
• Hired local bilingual research assistant to explain study to community members prior to interview 2 (9) • Community members led conduct of study 2 (9)
   • Community members identified area of priority 1 (4)