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Table 1 Participatory consensus cycles employed in the development of I-RREACH

From: I-RREACH: an engagement and assessment tool for improving implementation readiness of researchers, organizations and communities in complex interventions

Consensus cycle Canada Tanzania Theoretical frameworks tested Theoretical perspectives identified as relevant
Cycle 1: discussion of draft concepts July 2012, DREAM-GLOBAL annual meeting; facilitated stakeholder discussion March 2013, group of 16 community-based researchers Researchers’ practice-based knowledge, Community Readiness Assessment CBPR, Indigenous approaches to research, empowerment approaches
Cycle 2: Discussions with key stakeholders during community-based engagement visits November 2013, group of 11 community-based researchers CBPR, Indigenous approaches to research, empowerment approaches CBPR, Indigenous approaches to research, empowerment approaches, practice-based knowledge
Cycle 3 Invitation to Aboriginal community health staff for written feedback on draft tool November 2013, key informant community researchers Community-based collaborators’ practice-based knowledge. None identified, consensus on applicable theoretic frameworks was achieved at the end of cycle 3