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Community engagement improves outputs

The DiaDeM team continues to demonstrate best practice in how to work effectively with the community to inform health research.

On the 31st of May, the DiaDem team in Pakistan hosted their 6th Community Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting at the Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi.

Ms Naila Sadaf chaired the meeting, with a busy agenda designed to provide an opportunity for many of the research team to get involved in presenting to CAP members.

Ms. Kousar Ishaq (Senior Researcher) explained the results of the feasibility trial and Ms. Nida Afsheen (Research Fellow) provided more detailed information about the DiaDeM behavioural activation intervention.

Ms. Rubab Ayesha (Senior Researcher) went on to explain the purpose of the quarterly newsletter that the team are producing. The newsletter was then the subject of an interactive activity where CAP members provided helpful feedback about the newsletter contents.

Photo: CAP members discuss the newsletter.

The DiaDeM main trial is going very well so far and Ms. Anum (Research Fellow) was able to update the CAP with the latest trial news.

Early career researcher leadership

The DiaDeM Programme’s leadership team always make sure that early career researchers are given the opportunity to present and receive the valuable feedback from the community by their active participation in these meetings. This opportunity is much appreciated by junior members of the research team.

Photo: Ms. Rubab Ayesha (Senior Researcher) explaining the purpose of quarterly newsletter.

Photo: Ms. Kousar Ishaq (Senior Researcher) explaining the results of the feasibility trial.

The DiaDeM study sites in Pakistan are shown below.


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