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Table 1 Engaging Martinsville and Topic Group Member Responses: Group Readiness and Group Dynamics

From: A lung cancer research agenda that reflects the diverse perspectives of community stakeholders: process and outcomes of the SEED method

Group Readiness Respondentsa Strongly Agree Agree Disagree/ Strongly Disagree
1. I am open to learning new skills throughout this project Research team 72.7% 27.3% 0.0%
Topic groups 81.3% 18.8% 0.0%
2. I am willing to share my opinions and life experiences with other group members. Research team 81.8% 13.2 0.0%
Topic groups 87.5% 12.5% 0.0%
3. I have a clear picture of the time it will take to be involved in this project Research team 63.6% 36.4% 0.0%
Topic groups 75.0% 19.0% 0.0%
4. I understand my role within this project. Research team 54.5% 45.5% 0.0%
Topic groups 68.8% 31.3% 0.0%
5. I am willing to mentor and be mentored throughout this project. Research team 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Topic groups 75.0% 18.8% 6.3%
6. I believe this project will benefit patients and stakeholders. Research team 72.7% 27.3% 0.0%
Topic groups 81.3% 18.8% 0.0%
7. I believe this project will benefit my community. Research team 90.9% 9.1% 0.0%
Topic groups 87.5% 12.5% 0.0%
8. I think I will benefit from participating in this project. Research team 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Topic groups 81.3% 18.8% 0.0%
Group Diversity
 9. Our group reflects the diversity of our community. Research team 54.5% 45.5% 0.0%
Topic groups 68.8% 31.3% 0.0%
 10. Our group members are networked to the community and understand its history, politics, and needs. Research team 27.3% 72.7% 0.0%
Topic groups 50.0% 37.3% 12.6%
Group Dynamics
 1. I can talk openly and honestly at team meetings. Research team 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Topic groups 82.4% 17.6% 0.0%
 2. Team members respect each other’s point of view even if they might disagree. Research team 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Topic groups 82.4% 17.6% 0.0%
 3. My opinion is listened to and considered by other team members. Research team 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Topic groups 82.4% 17.6% 0.0%
 4. All team members are made to feel welcome regardless of income, age, race, gender, or education level. Research team 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Topic groups 88.2% 11.8% 0.0%
 5. It takes too much time for the team to reach decisions.b Research team 9.1% 18.2% 82.8%
Topic groups N/A N/A N/A
 6. Everyone in the team has a voice in the decisions.b Research team 90.9% 9.1% 0.0%
Topic groups N/A N/A N/A
 7. Some members of the team hold onto their ideas too tightly. b Research team 18.2% 0% 81.8%
Topic groups N/A N/A N/A
Benefits/Costs of Participation
 8. Participating in this project has provided personal growth for me. Research team 90.9% 9.1% 0.0%
Topic groups 90.9% 9.1% 0.0%
 9. Since starting to work on this project, my skills and knowledge have increased. Research team 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Topic groups 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Understanding of the SEED Method
 10. I understand my role in the SEED project Research team 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Topic groups 76.5% 23.5% 0.0%
Group decision making process Very satisfied/ satisfied Unsure Dissatisfied/very dissatisfied
 11. Satisfaction with meeting facilitation Research team 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Topic groups 76.5% 23.5% 0.0%
 12. Satisfaction with how team works Research team 90.9% 9.1% 0.0%
Topic groups 82.4% 17.6% 0.0%
 13. Satisfaction with decision making processb Research team 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Topic groups N/A N/A N/A
 14. Satisfaction with way team deals with problems Research team 81.8% 18.2% 0.0%
Topic groups 70.6% 29.4% 0.0%
  1. aResearch Team (n = 11), and Topic Groups (n = 16 for questions 1–10, n = 18 for group dynamics questions 1–14)
  2. bThese questions were irrelevant to the Topic groups, and were not included on the abbreviated group dynamics questionnaire