Empowering American Indian and Alaska Native youth to lead measurement development of an indigenous adolescent wellbeing measure: A protocol paper
AffiliationMel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
KeywordsAmerican Indian and Alaska Native
youth led research
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PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
CitationQuintana S, Ivanich JD, Pikok K, Nez S and Zepeda Z (2022) Empowering American Indian and Alaska Native youth to lead measurement development of an indigenous adolescent wellbeing measure: A protocol paper. Front. Public Health 10:994434.
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
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AbstractBackground: American Indian and Alaska Native youth research has rarely included young people from within these populations as co-designers. In addition to the lack of youth involvement, most findings focus on presenting statistics around disparity vs. focusing on this population's unique strengths and resiliency. The research design of this protocol aims to fill this gap in the current literature. Methods: To address this discrepancy, a multipronged approach to youth and young adult participatory research was implemented. These prongs included a virtual gathering where the Nominal Group Technique was conducted and an assembly of a Youth Research Design Team. Lastly, the research team will implement a protocol developed by the Research Design Team. The Research Design Team plans to conduct qualitative interviews and distribute a web-based quantitative survey with a raffle as respondent compensation. This protocol is a preliminary phase to developing a wellbeing measure for AIAN youth. Discussion: Having an operationalized definition of wellness from AIAN youth will fill a gap in the current body of research with optimism that this will lead to additional studies exploring the AIAN youth voice. Copyright © 2022 Quintana, Ivanich, Pikok, Nez and Zepeda.
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