Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) for college community health programming may improve participant engagement and empower the local community to assist in research to make a positive impact. To develop programming, nominal group technique (NGT) is used to streamline the productivity of group brainstorming to identify key components of programming.
To establish intervention programming options based on importance to college student health and well-being as decided by community group.
Study Design, Settings, Participants
NGT was used with ten university students using a series of questions to facilitate the group to discuss, and narrow programming choices. Five questions were discussed to determine programming details.
Five questions were used to reduce options and rank the importance of programming details. Upon completion of the NGT workshop, the final ranked importance of each question was determined to finalize intervention program. From each of the five questions, the list of brainstormed ideas was narrowed down to three key points.
Findings from the NGT included interventions recruitment methods to include incentives for participants, convenience of program events, and personal benefits. Frequency of intervention program interaction was decided to be approximately twice per month on weekday afternoons. Overarching intervention topics were decided upon as nutrition knowledge and skills and increased awareness of campus resources. Regarding mode of delivery, participants decided both be in-person and mobile delivery to be used. Finally, intervention components to achieve overarching goals were decided to include a meal-prep and nutrition education workshop and partnerships with organizations on campus to enhance communication of campus resources via text messaging.
The use of the NGT was determined to be an effective method of brainstorming, narrowing down, and finally agreeing upon programming details guided using data from previously conducted CBPR. These findings suggest that NGT may be used by groups in the future to brainstorm and narrow down ideas in a group workshop setting.
Supplementary data related to this article can be found at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2022.04.183.
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