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Table 2 Participatory Action Research (PAR) Informed Approach to Stakeholder Panel Engagement, by Clinical Trial Stage

From: Stakeholder-engaged process for refining the design of a clinical trial in home hospice

PAR Cycle Phase Stakeholder Panel Start-Up Trial Stage
Refining Protocol and Design Trial Execution Dissemination
Plan • Recruit key members
• Plan timing and process/ procedures
• Define a priori protocol and design questions for panel input • Plan for updates and check-in • Plan for interpretation of analysis/results
Action • Define rules for engagement and communication
• Personalize approach to facilitate inclusion and participation
• Present goals, questions/challenges
• Invite additions to agenda setting from panel
• Execute recommendations from prior cycles PAR cycles (if applicable)
• Present updates for recruitment, acceptability, feasibility • Present interim analysis/results
• Engage in plan for presentation and dissemination
Reflection • Discuss, reflect and make recommendations for refining process • Discuss, reflect and make recommendations for challenging issues, addressing gaps • Invite feedback on successes and challenges • Invite interpretation of interim analysis and results
Evaluation/ Observation • Record process and minutes from stakeholder meetings
• Check in with panelists and investigator team
• Record process and minutes from stakeholder meetings
• Review of protocol by investigators, IRB, study safety officers, and stakeholders
• Record process and minutes from stakeholder meetings
• Measures of trial benchmarks (e.g. retention, adherence to intervention)
• Record process and minutes from stakeholder meetings
• Peer review of research manuscripts and meeting presentations