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Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
A Cyclical Model of Engagement of People With Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in Participatory Action Research (PAR)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
Article Information
Intellectual Disabilities / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
A Cyclical Model of Engagement of People With Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in Participatory Action Research (PAR)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505124. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP104D
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505124. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP104D
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

PAR is one approach to involving stakeholders in research. We conducted interviews with academic researchers (n=7) and coresearchers with ID (n=6) to develop a model describing the process of engagement in PAR for people with ID. Results suggest the solicitation of input from coresearchers with ID initiates a cycle of increasing engagement and input. Application of this model could lead to more socially valid OT research.

Primary Author and Speaker: Ariel Schwartz

Contributing Authors: Jessica Kramer, Ellen Cohn, Katherine McDonald