Journal Reviews

Reviewing AI/AN Community Inclusion in Research Articles

In 2014, AAIP expert consultants, Drs. Janis Campbell and Amanda Janitz, conducted a review of the journal articles used by the Community Preventive Services Task Force to determine which obesity prevention strategies were evidence-based or shown scientifically to be effective at preventing obesity. The purpose of the review was to determine if those articles included American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities/participants in their studies.

Our question was, “Had any of the recommended obesity prevention strategies been tested in AI/AN communities and/or culturally adapted for AI/AN communities?” 

Only one article included AI/AN in the sample size. A secondary review was conducted to determine if additional research existed. Ten articles were found that utilized these strategies and included a predominantly AI/AN sample size.

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