Using community-based participatory research to address Chinese older women’s health needs: Toward sustainability

E. Shien Chang*, Melissa A. Simon, Xin Qi Dong

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Although community-based participatory research (CBPR) has been recognized as a useful approach for eliminating health disparities, less attention is given to how CBPR projects may address gender inequalities in health for immigrant older women. The goal of this article is to share culturally sensitive strategies and lessons learned from the PINE study—a population-based study of U.S. Chinese older adults that was strictly guided by the CBPR approach. Working with Chinese older women requires trust, respect, and understanding of their unique historical, social, and cultural positions. We also discuss implications for developing impact-driven research partnerships that meet the needs of this vulnerable population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-284
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2016

Keywords

  • Chinese community
  • community-based participatory research
  • older women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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