- A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Personalized, Computer-Generated Nutrition Feedback Reports: The Healthy Environments Partnership
- Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2008
- pp. 41-53
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Background: Computer tailoring and personalizing recommendations for dietary health-promoting behaviors are in accordance with community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles, which emphasizes research that benefits the participants and community involved.
Objective: To describe the CBPR process utilized to computer generate and disseminate personalized nutrition feed-back reports (NFRs) for Detroit Healthy Environments Partnership (HEP) study participants.
Methods: The CBPR process included discussion and feedback from HEP partners on several draft personalized reports. The nutrition feedback process included defining the feedback objectives; prioritizing the nutrients; customizing the report design; reviewing and revising the NFR template and readability; producing and disseminating the report; and participant follow-up.
Lessons Learned: Application of CBPR principles in designing the NFR resulted in a reader-friendly product with useful recommendations to promote heart health.
Conclusions: A CBPR process can enhance computer tailoring of personalized NFRs to address racial and socioeconomic disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD).