African American children' sperceptions of HIV-focused community-based participatory research

Dorian E. Traube, Dara Kerkorian, Julie A. Cederbaum, Chetan Bhupali, Mary M. McKay

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WE EXAMINED FACTORS INFLUENCING informed assent, initial involvement, and ongoing involvement in HIV-focused CBPR research for African American children. Study participants (n = 170) were recruited from the Collaborative HIV and Adolescent Mental Health Project and completed an interview format designed to assess attitudes about research activities. Data were analyzed using a mixed-methods approach. Three themes emerged via quantitative and qualitative data analysis: (1) motivation for the child to participate in the research; (2) trust in researchers; and (3) understanding of the informed assent process. Findings from this study can help researchers develop procedures facilitating ethics boards to assess the appropriateness of child assent in HIV-focused community-based participatory research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-90
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • African American children
  • Community-based participatory research
  • HIV prevention
  • Informed assent


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