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Table 1 Habit descriptions and quantitative scale source and Cronbach’s alpha

From: Advancing engagement and capacity for rural cancer control: a mixed-methods case study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board in the Appalachia region of Southwest Virginia

Habit Description Number of items
Effective communication CAB communication is consistent, purposeful, and uses multiple channels for discussion (e.g., email, Web, live/virtual meetings). 7
Priority work plans Evidence based strategies inform priorities and work plans. Work plans are adaptable and clearly outline outcomes, methods, responsibilities, and timelines that guide CAB efforts. 6
Clear roles and accountability Roles are clearly communicated to CAB members who understand their responsibilities and are accountable for task completion. 4
Shared decision making Shared decision making guides the CAB and procedures are outlined to avoid imbalances in power. 10
Value-added collaboration CAB members acknowledge and appreciate the benefits of collaboration and recognize the power of their collected efforts. 7
Empowering leadership Leaders encourage active participation in decision making by all CAB members. This empowerment builds trust and accountability. 10
Diversified funding Diversified funding can create wider support/involvement in CAB efforts and can secure viability if one funding source disappears. 6
Trust The degree to which CAB members rely on one another to share information, follow through on tasks, and remain committed. 3
Satisfaction Satisfaction with work plan development and execution, goal progress, and allocation of resources. 3
  1. Trust and satisfaction are not habits define by the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership, yet were prioritized and measured constructs for this engagement project. Also, to limit the overall survey and interview length, the habits of dedicated staff and flexible, as defined by the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership, were not measured