Culturally sensitive community engaged research with African American young women: Lessons learned

Molly Secor-Turner, Renee E Sieving, Ann E Garwick, Richard Spratt, Naomi N Duke

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The use of culturally sensitive research approaches is of paramount importance in conducting community-engaged research with African American communities. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and use of culturally and community sensitive research methods in a study to understand social messages about pregnancy and childbearing among low-income urban African American adolescent girls. Key elements of this community accepted focused ethnography study are described, including study design, recruitment, data collection, and analysis techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-172
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 12 2010


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