A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.
The interactions between physician and patient.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Those aspects or characteristics which identify a culture.
The process by which the nature and meaning of sensory stimuli are recognized and interpreted.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Interactions between health personnel and patients.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
An enduring, learned predisposition to behave in a consistent way toward a given class of objects, or a persistent mental and/or neural state of readiness to react to a certain class of objects, not as they are but as they are conceived to be.
The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.
Those physicians who have completed the education requirements specified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Those factors, such as language or sociocultural relationships, which interfere in the meaningful interpretation and transmission of ideas between individuals or groups.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
Patient involvement in the decision-making process in matters pertaining to health.
Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
The expected function of a member of a particular profession.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.
Recording of information on magnetic or punched paper tape.
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.
Physicians whose practice is not restricted to a specific field of MEDICINE.
Confidence in or reliance on a person or thing.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more professional individuals.
Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)
A geographical area of the United States with no definite boundaries but comprising northeastern Alabama, northwestern Georgia, northwestern South Carolina, western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, western Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland, southwestern Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, and southern New York.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
An oversimplified perception or conception especially of persons, social groups, etc.
Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A perceived attribute that is deeply discrediting and is considered to be a violation of social norms.
Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.
The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)
The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.
Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.
Research carried out by nurses concerning techniques and methods to implement projects and to document information, including methods of interviewing patients, collecting data, and forming inferences. The concept includes exploration of methodological issues such as human subjectivity and human experience.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
The expected function of a member of the medical profession.
The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.
Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
Female parents, human or animal.
A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the African peoples. It includes treatment by medicinal plants and other materia medica as well as by the ministrations of diviners, medicine men, witch doctors, and sorcerers.
Individuals responsible for the development of policy and supervision of the execution of plans and functional operations.
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
The attitude and behavior associated with an individual using the computer.
A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
A republic in eastern Africa, south of SUDAN and west of KENYA. Its capital is Kampala.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
Brief accounts or narratives of an incident or event.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.
A preconceived judgment made without factual basis.
The practice of assisting women in childbirth.
The perceiving of attributes, characteristics, and behaviors of one's associates or social groups.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.
Systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. The concept includes mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); PHYTOTHERAPY; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
Human females as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.
The exertion of a strong influence or control over others in a variety of settings--administrative, social, academic, etc.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The procedures through which a group approaches, attacks, and solves a common problem.
Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
A state in southeastern Australia. Its capital is Sydney. It was discovered by Captain Cook in 1770 and first settled at Botany Bay by marines and convicts in 1788. It was named by Captain Cook who thought its coastline resembled that of South Wales. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p840 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p377)
Group composed of associates of same species, approximately the same age, and usually of similar rank or social status.
The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
Male-associated sex-specific social roles and behaviors unrelated to biologic function.
Abstract standards or empirical variables in social life which are believed to be important and/or desirable.
Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.
The giving of advice and assistance to individuals with educational or personal problems.
The principles of proper conduct concerning the rights and duties of the professional, relations with patients or consumers and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the professional and interpersonal relations with patient or consumer families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra.
Interaction between the patient and nurse.
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
Design of patient care wherein institutional resources and personnel are organized around patients rather than around specialized departments. (From Hospitals 1993 Feb 5;67(3):14)
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
The educational process of instructing.
The circulation or wide dispersal of information.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
Individual's expression of desirability or value of one course of action, outcome, or selection in contrast to others.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Human males as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.
A person's concept of self as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, based in part on physical characteristics, parental responses, and psychological and social pressures. It is the internal experience of gender role.
Any negative tradition or behavior that is generally regarded as harmful to social welfare and forbidden within a cultural or social group.
A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
It is the study of social phenomena which characterize the learned, shared, and transmitted social activities of particular ethnic groups with focus on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.
A set of beliefs concerning the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency. It usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often a moral code for the conduct of human affairs. (Random House Collegiate Dictionary, rev. ed.)
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.
The capability to perform the duties of one's profession generally, or to perform a particular professional task, with skill of an acceptable quality.
People who leave their place of residence in one country and settle in a different country.
Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.
The status of health in rural populations.
The use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.
Persons having a sense of persistent identification with, and expression of, gender-coded behaviors not typically associated with one's anatomical sex at birth, and with or without a desire to undergo SEX REASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES.
Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.
Field of psychology concerned with the normal and abnormal behavior of adolescents. It includes mental processes as well as observable responses.
Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Instructional materials used in teaching.
Providers of initial care for patients. These PHYSICIANS refer patients when appropriate for secondary or specialist care.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Sexual activities of humans.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.
The interactions between the professional person and the family.
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.
Printed publications usually having a format with no binding and no cover and having fewer than some set number of pages. They are often devoted to a single subject.
An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
Education which increases the knowledge of the functional, structural, and behavioral aspects of human reproduction.
Prejudice or discrimination based on gender or behavior or attitudes that foster stereotyped social roles based on gender.
Cognitive mechanism based on expectations or beliefs about one's ability to perform actions necessary to produce a given effect. It is also a theoretical component of behavior change in various therapeutic treatments. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)

Explicit guidelines for qualitative research: a step in the right direction, a defence of the 'soft' option, or a form of sociological imperialism? (1/3481)

Within the context of health service research, qualitative research has sometimes been seen as a 'soft' approach, lacking scientific rigour. In order to promote the legitimacy of using qualitative methodology in this field, numerous social scientists have produced checklists, guidelines or manuals for researchers to follow when conducting and writing up qualitative work. However, those working in the health service should be aware that social scientists are not all in agreement about the way in which qualitative work should be conducted, and they should not be discouraged from conducting qualitative research simply because they do not possess certain technical skills or extensive training in sociology, anthropology or psychology. The proliferation of guidelines and checklists may be off-putting to people who want to undertake this sort of research, and they may also make it even more difficult for researchers to publish work in medical journals. Consequently, the very people who may be in a position to change medical practice may never read the results of important qualitative research.  (+info)

Computer analysis of qualitative data: the use of ethnograph. (2/3481)

Ethnograph, a code and retrieve software program for computer analysis of qualitative data, was utilized to assist in analyzing the content of in-depth interviews and focus group data. This program requires basic computer hardware and is fairly easy to use. The main advantage of the program is easy access to data dealing with a particular issue and easy retrieval of text for analysis and illustration. However, to get the maximum benefit from this program, documents need to be structured In the format suitable for the software. Among the difficulties encountered were the absence of on-line documents dummy coding, lack of options in printing facility and the tendency for the program to hang whenever there was a printing error.  (+info)

Indicators of the quality of general practice care of patients with chronic illness: a step towards the real involvement of patients in the assessment of the quality of care. (3/3481)

OBJECTIVE: To develop a list of indicators of the general practice care of people with chronic illnesses considered important by both patients and practitioners and to identify the indicators that are considered relevant for patient assessment of health care quality. DESIGN: Qualitative study with focus group interviews and a written consensus procedure. SETTING: General practice in the Netherlands in 1993. SUBJECTS: 34 patients with chronic illness, mostly members of patient organisations, and 19 general practitioners with expertise in either chronic disease management or experience with patient surveys. MAIN MEASURES: Aspects of general practice care considered important for the delivery of good quality care that emerged from focus group interviews; the relevance of evaluations of 41 aspects of care for patients explored through the written consensus procedure. Those aspects of general practice care agreed to be both important and relevant by patients and general practitioners were considered to be suitable indicators for patient assessment of the quality of care. RESULTS: Patients and general practitioners differed to some extent in their assessment of the aspects of care that they considered important for quality. They agreed that most indicators of care that related to the inverted question markdoctor-patient relation inverted question mark and to inverted question markinformation and support inverted question mark were relevant and therefore suitable as indicators for patient assessment of health care quality. There was less agreement about the relevance of indicators of inverted question markmedical and technical care, inverted question mark inverted question markavailability and accessibility, inverted question mark and inverted question markorganisation of services. inverted question mark CONCLUSIONS: Several indicators of the quality of general practice care of patients with chronic illness were thought to be suitable for the patient assessment of healthcare quality, but other indicators were not, mainly because of reservations by general practitioners. IMPLICATIONS: Qualitative methods can contribute to the selection of indicators for assessment of the quality of health care in areas where scientific evidence is limited or where patients' and providers' preferences are particularly important.  (+info)

Dirt and diarrhoea: formative research in hygiene promotion programmes. (4/3481)

Investment in the promotion of better hygiene for the prevention of diarrhoeal diseases and as a component of water and sanitation programmes is increasing. Before designing programmes capable of sustainably modifying hygiene behaviour in large populations, valid answers to a number of basic questions concerning the site and the intended beneficiaries have to be obtained. Such questions include 'what practices favour the transmission of enteric pathogens?', 'what advantages will be perceived by those who adopt safe practices?' and 'what channels of communication are currently employed by the target population?' A study of hygiene and diarrhoea in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, used a mixture of methods to address such questions. This paper draws on that experience to propose a plan of preliminary research using a variety of techniques which could be implemented over a period of a few months by planners of hygiene promotion programmes. The techniques discussed include structured observation, focus group discussions and behavioural trials. Modest investment in such systematic formative research with clear and limited goals is likely to be repaid many times over in the increased effectiveness of hygiene promotion programmes.  (+info)

Understanding lay perspectives: care options for STD treatment in Lusaka, Zambia. (5/3481)

Understanding lay persons' perceptions of STD care is critical in the design and implementation of appropriate health services. Using 20 unstructured group interviews, 10 focus group discussions and 4 STD case simulations in selected sub-populations in Lusaka, we investigated lay person perspectives of STD services. The study revealed a large diversity of care options for STD in the communities, including self-care, traditional healers, medicine sold in the markets and streets, injections administered in the compounds, private clinics, health centres and hospital. The factors identified as influencing care seeking behaviour are: lay referral mechanisms, social cost, availability of care options, economics, beliefs, stigma and quality of care as perceived by the users.  (+info)

Parental perceptions of barriers to childhood immunization: results of focus groups conducted in an urban population. (6/3481)

The current US immunization rates for 2 year olds are approximately half of the goal set for the year 2000. Research studies have focused primarily on the perception of health care providers in the identification of barriers and benefits to childhood immunization. While health care providers are an important part of the immunization delivery process, the perceptions of parents are also important. In this study, qualitative methods were used to explore perceived parental barriers to childhood immunization delivery. Twelve focus groups comprising White, African-American, Hispanic, urban and non-urban people were conducted at a variety of sites, including clinics, churches, schools and work sites. The results indicated that time off from work, access to well-child care and difficulty understanding the complexity of the immunization schedule were seen as barriers to adhering to an immunization schedule. Participants emphasized problems in taking time off from work to get immunizations, sometimes without pay, and expressed fears that doing so would jeopardize promotions and raises. While some of the parental perceptions were similar to those identified in studies of health care providers in the literature, many were not. This study emphasizes the importance of gathering information from parents as well as from health care providers.  (+info)

Nurses' participation in audit: a regional study. (7/3481)

OBJECTIVES: To find out to what extent nurses were perceived to be participating in audit, to identify factors thought to impede their involvement, and to assess progress towards multidisciplinary audit. RESEARCH DESIGN: Qualitative. METHODS: Focus groups and interviews. PARTICIPANTS: Chairs of audit groups and audit support staff in hospital, community and primary health care and audit leads in health authorities in the North West Region. RESULTS: In total 99 audit leads/support staff in the region participated representing 89% of the primary health care audit groups, 80% of acute hospitals, 73% of community health services, and 59% of purchasers. Many audit groups remain medically dominated despite recent changes to their structure and organisation. The quality of interprofessional relations, the leadership style of the audit chair, and nurses' level of seniority, audit knowledge, and experience influenced whether groups reflected a multidisciplinary, rather than a doctor centred approach. Nurses were perceived to be enthusiastic supporters of audit, although their active participation in the process was considered substantially less than for doctors in acute and community health services. Practice nurses were increasingly being seen as the local audit enthusiasts in primary health care. Reported obstacles to nurses' participation in audit included hierarchical nurse and doctor relationships, lack of commitment from senior doctors and managers, poor organisational links between departments of quality and audit, work load pressures and lack of protected time, availability of practical support, and lack of knowledge and skills. Progress towards multidisciplinary audit was highly variable. The undisciplinary approach to audit was still common, particularly in acute services. Multidisciplinary audit was more successfully established in areas already predisposed towards teamworking or where nurses had high involvement in decision making. Audit support staff were viewed as having a key role in helping teams to adopt a collaborative approach to audit. CONCLUSION: Although nurses were undertaking audit, and some were leading developments in their settings, a range of structural and organisational, interprofessional and intraprofessional factors was still impeding progress. If the ultimate goal of audit is to improve patient care, the obstacles that make it difficult for nurses to contribute actively to the process must be acknowledged and considered.  (+info)

Cost recovery in Ghana: are there any changes in health care seeking behaviour? (8/3481)

The study aimed to investigate the impact on health care seeking behaviour of the cost-sharing policies introduced in Ghana between 1985 and 1992. Qualitative research techniques were used to investigate the behaviour of patients after the introduction of these policies. Focus group discussions of cohorts of the population and in-depth interviews of health workers and selected opinion leaders were used to collect data from rural and urban health care facilities in three districts of Ghana. The study findings indicate that the cost recovery policies have led to an increase in self-medication and other behaviours aimed at cost-saving. At the same time, there is a perception of an improvement in the drug supply situation and general health delivery in government facilities. The study advocated enhanced training of drug peddlers and attendants at drug stores, especially in rural areas. User fee exemption criteria need to be worked out properly and implemented so that the very needy are not precluded from seeking health care at hospitals and clinics.  (+info)

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TY - JOUR. T1 - Perspectives of Dutch health professionals regarding auditory processing disorders; a focus group study. AU - Neijenhuis, Karin. AU - de Wit, Ellen. AU - Luinge, Margreet. PY - 2017/12/2. Y1 - 2017/12/2. N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the perspectives of professionals from the Dutch audiological centres on the definition and care pathways of children with suspected auditory processing disorders (susAPD).DESIGN: focus group interviews.STUDY SAMPLE: In total, 45 professionals from 6 disciplines, representing 22 different audiological centres and one ambulatory service, participated in five parallel focus group interviews. Participants had a variety of experience in diagnosing and advising children with suspected APD.RESULTS: Qualitative analysis (open and thematic) identified four themes (Definition, Causes, Diagnostic Procedures and Clinical Reasoning) expressing a variety of perspectives. Differences in perspectives were mainly affected by two debates: (1) ...
Routinely conducting case finding (also commonly referred to as screening) in patients with chronic illness for depression in primary care appears to have little impact. We explored the views and experiences of primary care nurses, doctors and managers to understand how the implementation of case finding/screening might impact on its effectiveness. Two complementary qualitative focus group studies of primary care professionals including nurses, doctors and managers, in five primary care practices and five Community Health Partnerships, were conducted in Scotland. We identified several features of the way case finding/screening was implemented that may lead to systematic under-detection of depression. These included obstacles to incorporating case finding/screening into a clinical review consultation; a perception of replacing individualised care with mechanistic assessment, and a disconnection for nurses between management of physical and mental health. Far from being a standardised process that
As a next step in our study of SDH screening practices, the UofM Team is hosting focus group sessions at the MPCA Annual Conference to better understand specific Social Determinants of Health impacting your patient populations, and any processes your Health Center Organizations may be using to screen for and address them . You are invited to participate in one of the two focus group sessions listed below. We ask that only one of you from your Health Center attends a focus group ...
This study used a focus group methodology to examine the perceived motivators of and barriers to healthy eating behaviors among African American, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White American children from families with low household incomes. The present study also examined if there were differences in perceived motivators of and barriers to healthy eating behaviors in association with gender and race/ethnicity. Specifically, the healthy eating behaviors assessed in this study include (a) eating foods and snacks that are lower in fat and calories; and (b) eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Participants were 37 children between the ages of 9 and 12 years old who were from families with an annual household income of 40,000 dollars or less. These children participated in one of six gender- and race/ethnicity- concordant focus groups that were conducted at various community sites and led by trained focus group leaders of the same gender and race/ethnicity as the focus group?s participants. ...
We talked with 127 middle class participants across the twelve focus groups. Participants were required to 1) be a working-age adult (24-64 years old); 2) be middle-class (according to the middle 60% income range for their specific geographic location); 3) live in one of the five specific geographic areas; and 4) meet the race-gender specifications for the focus group in their area. Our final sample represented an income range of $22,900-$130,900 and encompassed a wide range of career fields including administrative assistance, health and social services, construction, teaching, service and hospitality, energy, technology, and law. The figures below present the breakdown of educational attainment, political views, and marital status of the focus group participants. ...
Background: While marketing for electronic cigarette refill liquids (e-liquids) is widespread on Instagram, little is known about the post elements that create appeal among young adult Instagram users. Further information is needed to help shape regulatory strategies appropriate for social media. Objective: This study examined young adult Instagram user perceptions of actual e-liquid marketing posts and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated nicotine addiction warning statements on Instagram. Methods: A series of 12 focus groups (n=69) were held with non-tobacco users, vapers, smokers, and dual users in Wisconsin between September and December 2018. Participants discussed the elements of posts that they found appealing or unappealing, in addition to completing a survey about each post and e-liquid. Focus group transcripts were analyzed by smoking status using a framework analysis approach. Results: Although willingness to try e-liquids was highest among nicotine users, focus group discussions
TY - JOUR. T1 - The Bobath concept in stroke rehabilitation: a focus group study of the experienced physiotherapists perspective. AU - Lennon, Sheila. AU - Ashburn, A. PY - 2000/10. Y1 - 2000/10. N2 - Purpose : The Bobath concept, usually known as neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) in America, is one of the major approaches used to rehabilitate patients following stroke; however since the last publication of Bobath (1990), the concept has been taught via an oral tradition on postgraduate courses. This study therefore aimed to explore with experienced therapists firstly how the Bobath concept had changed since 1990, and secondly what they considered its main theoretical assumptions to be using a focus group research design. Method: Eight peer-nominated expert physiotherapists agreed to participate in two focus groups organized according to specialist interest in either neurology (group A) or elderly care (group B). Therapists were asked to discuss six topics based on a review of published ...
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Background: Access to health information is critical for good health. However, residents of rural communities may face more difficulties in accessing health information than residents in rural areas. Problems may be structural, socio‐economic and cultural.. Objectives: The study assessed sources and challenges concerning health information access and use among residents of five rural communities in Ibadan, Nigeria.. Methods: Descriptive survey design was adopted, and data were elicited from forty respondents through focus group discussions (FGD). Elicited data were thematically analyzed.. Results: Several informal and primary information sources were often used. Residents used the radio to access health information, and they also visited hospitals/health centres, asked doctors, participated in health sensitisation programmes and consulted traditional herbalists. However, the barriers included financial problems, infrastructure problems (bad road network, unreliable electricity supplies), ...
Focus groups bring together a group of respondents (normally 8 - 10) who are then encouraged to discuss and debate a specific topic. Often, stimuli are used to engender greater input or to gauge reactions to potential new products or proposals (i.e. advertisements). Focus groups are led by a moderator, who often utilises a topic guide to ensure that the discussion remains relevant. However, a good moderator is able to allow the group to flow down unexpected but potentially interesting paths.. Focus groups are often utilised at the start of a project to discuss the wider issues which may then inform a quantitative stage of research. Alternatively, if a robust set of quantitative research results are gained, groups might be used to understand the emotional drivers behind these findings.. Market research focus groups are one of the qualitative techniques offered by DJS Research Ltd.. ...
bstract Undernutrition remains a key public health burden in Nepal. This study aimed to measure knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about nutritious food amongst mothers of 3 - 5 year olds from rural and urban areas. A cross-sectional mixed-methods approach comprised a quantitative survey and qualitative focus groups. The community-based survey included 524 mothers of children who are no longer breastfed. Open-ended and structured questions investigated knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about nutritious food, child feeding patterns, and major barriers, food insecurity, and health seeking behaviours. Focus groups were held with key informants, a thematic analysis was applied to the qualitative data. Results: Major barriers to recommending nutritious foods included: lack of knowledge (19%); cost (21%); and culture/beliefs (7%). Nearly 55% children were given fruit once a week. Almost 37% of mothers never gave meat, fish and egg regularly to their children and 34% did not choose healthy food from ...
The principal objective is to study the integration of public health and medical care systems in one urban county, based on principles for integration set forth in the 2012 IOM report on integrating public health and primary care. In so doing, the study seeks to advance both science and practice related to the following question from the National Research Agenda for PHSSR: What conditions and strategies facilitate productive inter-organizational relationships and patterns of interaction among organizations that contribute to public health strategies at local, state, and national levels? To accomplish this, the proposed study will utilize a rigorous mixed method approach, combining quantitative survey methodology with qualitative focus groups and structured interview methodology. The study also seeks to leverage the established Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) approach to involving community stakeholders in driving a local research agenda related to integration. Project findings will assist ...
Twelve focus groups were conducted to determine how various at-risk groups would respond to Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) educational outreach approaches presented via print (posters and comic book), television, and radio media. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding HIV and AIDS were also investigated. Members of the Ulster County New York AIDS Consortium were trained as focus group facilitators and moderators to conduct these sessions. While there were certain outreach aspects that achieved consensus, these were all technical in nature. On all other points, preferences, judgments, personal history, gender, and other sensitivities shaped reactions, demonstrating the difficulty of creating a single approach that would effectively reach all audiences. (The report describes what each of the 12 focus groups favored and what they disliked. Reactions to these outreach efforts emphasize the need to do early message testing in developing
The public primary healthcare system in Greece has not been fully developed and is delivered by urban and rural health centers, outpatient departments in public hospitals and the recently established first-contact and decentralized local primary care units. The aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool for conducting periodic user experience evaluation surveys in public Primary HealthCare facilities in Greece such as outpatient clinics of public hospitals and health centers. A mixed methods approach was applied. In particular, the methodology of developing and validating the tools included three steps: (a) establishment of the theoretical background/literature review, (b) qualitative study: development of the tools items and establishment of the face validity and (c) quantitative study: pilot testing and establishment of the structural validity and estimation of the internal consistency of the tools. Two patient focus groups participated in qualitative study: one visiting
Key independent voters are uninterested in the details of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to focus groups conducted by America First Policies (AFP).. AFP held 18 focus groups over the past two months in Charlotte, Columbus, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Des Moines, Orlando, Phoenix, and Miami with self-identified independent voters on the 2020 election and impeachment. The voters did not know they would be talking about politics when they were selected for the focus groups, a source close to AFP explained.. The voters did not mention Ukraine, an alleged quid pro quo, Rudy Giuliani, or any other key details about the House Democrats impeachment inquiry, according to videos of the focus groups reviewed by the Daily Caller. Instead, the focus groups expressed concerns about the largely closed-door process and the fact that the inquiry is a distraction from other issues that they care about.. I dont think the majority of the country cares. They want the problems ...
The rate of HIV infection among adolescents is increasing at an alarming rate. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy has been a major challenge in achieving and maintaining adequate control of the disease in this population. DOT has been shown effective in individuals with tuberculosis (TB), but DOT in HIV infected populations has not been thoroughly examined. This study will collect information from HIV infected adolescents in order to establish a DOT program that will increase successful adherence to HIV treatment and will benefit the public by preventing development of viral resistance and reducing the risk of transmission.. Adolescent participants in this study will be assigned to one of three 2-hour focus group sessions, each at a different site. The participants will complete a questionnaire and will give input about designing a DOT intervention model that will be accepted by adolescents. The model will then be used in a pilot study to determine the feasibility of implementing DOT programs ...
TY - GEN. T1 - The design and psychometric assessment of a TPB-based questionnaire suitable for use with primary school children. AU - Davison, Jenny. AU - McLaughlin, Marian. AU - Giles, Melanie. PY - 2013/9/11. Y1 - 2013/9/11. N2 - Despite the popularity of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) a lack of research assessing the efficacy of the model in understanding the health behaviour of children exists, with those studies that have been conducted reporting problems with questionnaire formulation and low to moderate internal consistencies for TPB constructs. The aim of this study was to develop and test a TPB-based measure suitable for use with primary school children aged 9 to 10 years. A mixed method sequential design was employed. In Stage 1, 7 semi-structured focus group discussions (N=56) were conducted to elicit the underlying beliefs specific to tooth brushing. Using content thematic analysis the beliefs were identified and a TPB measure was developed. A repeated measures design was ...
Volunteers provide essential services to community sport organizations; thus, it is important to understand the underlying factors in successful volunteer-organization relationships. Organizational identification, an integral component of relationship building for members in an organization, is a useful yet underutilized concept to understand how and why volunteers create lasting, deep relationships with sport organizations. This research utilizes a sequential mixed-method design to examine the evolution of organizational identification among volunteers in a community sport organization. The survey results indicate that new volunteers formed their organizational identification over the course of a single program season, such that, by the end of the season, they were similar to returners. Subsequent qualitative analysis of focus group data indicated that the content and evolution of organizational identities varied for newcomers and returners. These results provide important contributions related ...
Volunteers provide essential services to community sport organizations; thus, it is important to understand the underlying factors in successful volunteer-organization relationships. Organizational identification, an integral component of relationship building for members in an organization, is a useful yet underutilized concept to understand how and why volunteers create lasting, deep relationships with sport organizations. This research utilizes a sequential mixed-method design to examine the evolution of organizational identification among volunteers in a community sport organization. The survey results indicate that new volunteers formed their organizational identification over the course of a single program season, such that, by the end of the season, they were similar to returners. Subsequent qualitative analysis of focus group data indicated that the content and evolution of organizational identities varied for newcomers and returners. These results provide important contributions related ...
Reductions in underage drinking will only come about from changes in the social and cultural environment. Despite decades of messages discouraging parental supply, parents perceive social norms supportive of allowing children to consume alcohol in safe environments. Twelve focus groups conducted in a regional community in NSW, Australia; four with parents of teenagers (n = 27; 70 % female) and eight with adolescents (n = 47; 55 % female). Participants were recruited using local media. Groups explored knowledge and attitudes and around alcohol consumption by, and parental supply of alcohol to, underage teenagers; and discussed materials from previous campaigns targeting adolescents and parents. Parents and adolescents perceived teen drinking to be a common behaviour within the community, but applied moral judgements to these behaviours. Younger adolescents expressed more negative views of teen drinkers and parents who supply alcohol than older adolescents. Adolescents and parents perceived those who
Drawing on community expertise. As part of the project development process, WSPS conducted two focus groups with employers who hire Spanish-speaking seasonal workers and others. To ensure we were building the right tools, we wanted to understand from them exactly what was needed and ensure that what we were developing was on the right track, says Miller.. WSPS Network News spoke with two focus group participants, Ryan Tregunno of Tregunno Fruit Farms (Niagara-on-the-Lake), and Jamie Warner of Warner Orchards (Beamsville) about the process and the tools.. Participating was a benefit to all of us, says Warner. Warner Orchards employs 25 Spanish-speaking workers every year; Tregunno Fruit Farms, about 20. Both operations also employ local English-speakers. Having the same material in the two languages will help ensure training and education is consistent in both languages, says Warner.. Our workers are very receptive to safety training, he continues. They pay attention, they absorb it, and ...
Focus groups consisting of six to eight participants, lasting approximately 90 minutes, can be convened for a variety of purposes. In-depth discussions can be directed at issues affecting patient satisfaction or at various internal and external marketing initiatives. Also, focus group guidance can be sought after a statistically-based survey has been done in order to clarify any ambiguous findings of critical importance. Arbors focus group projects always include the labor-intensive activity of recruiting participants as well as conducting the discussions. Complete written reports will be prepared comparing findings across groups as well as detailing what took place at each group. An on-site presentation by the facilitator/report author is always included.. For proposal information please contact Arbor Associates, Inc. by calling 1-800-272-6795.. ...
INTRODUCTION. In the last few years focus group interviewing has become a widely used technique for conducting qualitative research. However, some concern has been expressed about the potential misuse of this convenient interview form (Caruso 1976). This concern cakes on added significance in view of the fact that very little research has been reported on the use of this technique. Therefore, this paper will provide (1) a review of the focus group literature, (2) some contradictory empirical evidence from related disciplines, and (3) suggestions for future research in this area.. Ac the outset it should be recognized that the very definition of focus groups depends upon the moderators preferred methodology. Most methods of focus group interviewing are consistent with Davidsons (1975) definition: A focused group interview is a qualitative tool for collecting information in which a number of respondents simultaneously discuss a given topic under the guidance or a moderator. This definition ...
Self-monitoring of blood pressure is common but guidance on how it should be carried out varies and it is currently unclear how such guidance is viewed. To explore patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs) views and experiences of the use of different self-monitoring regimens to determine what is acceptable and feasible, and to inform future recommendations. Thirteen focus groups and four HCP interviews were held, with a total of 66 participants (41 patients and 25 HCPs) from primary and secondary care with and without experience of self-monitoring. Standard and shortened self-monitoring protocols were both considered. Focus groups and interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analysed using the constant comparative method. Patients generally supported structured schedules but with sufficient flexibility to allow adaptation to individual routine. They preferred a shorter (3-day) schedule to longer (7-day) regimens. Although HCPs could describe benefits for patients of using a ...
Description: Background Regular physical activity (PA) has many health benefits but declines with age. Community multi-activity groups offering volunteer-led socially-oriented activity programs could provide an opportunity for older people to maintain or increase PA levels and promote their health. The aim of this study was to examine the potential effect of becoming a member of an existing community activity group on PA levels, physical and mental health-related quality of life (HR QoL), comparing any impacts associated with participation in physical activity or social activity programs. Methods This mixed-methods case study, combining a longitudinal quantitative-survey with qualitative focus groups to contextualise the survey results, focused on an Australian community organisation called Life Activities Clubs (LACs). LACs provide various physical activities (e.g. walking, cycling, dancing) and social activities (e.g. book groups, dine-outs, craft). Data were collected using a self-report ...
Purpose - The objective of this study was to develop and validate a patient-reported outcome instrument to comprehensively assess the consequences of inadequate sleep for use in insomnia-related studies. Methods - To inform item development, relevant constructs were identified through patient focus groups, literature review, and expert input. Following a translatability assessment for United States (US) English, US Spanish, and French, the draft items were refined through iterative sets of patient interviews in the United States and France.
Karen, her husband Paul, and a subset of their six young adult sons & daughters have hosted regular movie nights since 2011, for thinkers and seekers (both teens & adults) in order to encourage others to think and to live as followers of Christ who influence culture for the glory of God.. Karen has created movie discussion guides for dozens of films in a wide variety of genres from all over the world . . . we invite you to discuss here, or use the resources here to host your own movie night! All you need to do is invite a few friends, download a discussion guide, set out some popcorn, watch a movie, discuss, and pray!. Each of our movie discussion guides includes major characters, background information, related Scriptures, discussion questions, and more! You can search by movie titles, themes, ratings, countries, or just browse.. Let us know what you think, and please invite thinkers & seekers in your life to use our resources!. ...
Daleks dont speak, they intone, in a number of classes with 40 or more languages, cia compares varieties of social life, then there ostensibly are narratorless narratives questions case study mba. Evidence, approach, result, show, define, measure, degree, extent, condition, experience, result), which provides the decision to abandon the well-established distinction between happenings and story illustrates that there was once again tasked with helping youth transition successfully to adulthood by identifying key variables have the ability to develop a method of analysis you will be open to discussion. The previous chapter examined how arguments can look ashier and more successful science education does therefore seem hard to maintain a greater difference between sociology and the knowledge people have access to evidence of its child led approach. Second, both narrative representations combination of predictor variables. Focus group participants were female, 14 were male, and three pages. My ...
Hi, service provider!. The IN-4-AHA consortium wants to support the uptake of innovation for active and healthy ageing across Europe. Some of the challenges most faced by service providers are related to creating and proving the impact on users´ wellbeing. How can funders and other stakeholders get evidence on the benefits that the service generates? How to make better use of data and share data in the eco-system of health and care?. Join the IN-4-AHA consortium for the focus group meeting if you ...
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS. Adults with type 2 diabetes participated in focus group sessions that discussed barriers and facilitators to diabetes management (n = 45) and/or completed surveys (n = 61) to collect demographic information, measures of diabetes medication adherence, perceptions of family members diabetes self-care knowledge, and perceptions of family members diabetes-specific supportive and nonsupportive behaviors. Most recent A1C was extracted from the medical record. Read more. ...
Two focus group sessions last week launched the public portion of a review of community geriatric care on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands.. Island Health is currently in the process of assessing the regions need for local geriatric care in the face of new funding models.. Dr. Marilyn Bater, a physician specializing in geriatric care for 23 years, is the lead physician on Island Healths committee looking to redesign community geriatric care.. Island Health is in the middle of re-organizing and we are facing budget changes, she said. We have known for a while that we are going to have to look at how we deliver geriatric care in any case.. Thats due to the changing demographic, she explained, meaning people are living longer and many are facing complex health conditions, some with variety of issues that become more pronounced as they get older.. Island Health currently provides community geriatric care on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands. Operating out the Peninsula Health Unit ...
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This report is based on based on focus group discussions with parents with moderate incomes enrolled in private coverage (employer sponsored or Marketplace) who had children in public coverage (primarily CHIP) or children with private coverage. This report is based on 14 focus group discussions conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and John Snow, Inc. in six cities during February and March 2015. Sites included Birmingham, AL, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Philadelphia, PA, and Tampa, FL. Each of these states operate separate CHIP programs. An additional 4 focus groups were conducted in Los Angeles, CA (two in English and two in Spanish). The purpose of the groups was to gain insight into what low and middle-income families value in their childrens coverage, their experiences with CHIP and private insurance, and on parents perspectives on the future of CHIP. The information gathered can help inform policy questions such as would private coverage (either employer sponsored coverage or ...
Accessible, high quality information for families can follow on from conversations with a childs healthcare team, support them to make the best decisions for their child and provide more detail as and when it is needed.. We explored the views of parents, carers and young people about the kind of information they need through focus groups at two childrens hospitals. The rich feedback provided was used to develop infoKID.. Download the focus groups summary report (PDF, 105 KB). ...
A qualitative study in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth investigated the reasons underlying womens dangerous choice of not using the primary health care facilities provided. Discussion through focus groups allowed the authors to identify some major themes behind this trend. Participants underlined the difficulty in reaching the health centers, as paved road are non-existent and it is risky to use the bad roads available. Difficulty in obtaining a mean of transportation and distance to the facilities were also identified as important barriers.. Furthermore, participants stated that those clinics are not open at all times and taking a trip there and finding them closed discouraged them from using the health care facilities on other occasions.. Strikingly, women also reveal that often the quality of care is not adequate; there is not medication to alleviate the pain, waiting times are long, the environment is not friendly and the healthcare professionals are not supportive or competent. This, in ...
Focus groups offer a way to get feedback about student experiences, perceptions, and motivations, and are often a good choice for programs doing assessment. For programs and departments wishing to assess the learning experiences of undergraduates in their majors, there are several possible types of focus groups.. Examples of different purposes for focus groups include:. ...
Focus groups are an effective means to obtain employee feedback on working conditions, workplace issues, wages, benefits or organizational changes in the works. Not only are they cost effective, but they engage employees in a manner that computer-based employee opinion surveys cannot. Facilitating focus groups can be ...
Purpose: The aims of this study are to (1) explore similarities and differences in cultural beliefs concerning the causes of breast cancer among Chinese-, Korean-, and Mexican-American breast cancer survivors using focus group interview data, and (2) explore whether cultural beliefs influence health behaviors and treatment patterns, such as screening behaviors or follow-up care.. Methods: An exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study consisting of Chinese- (n = 21, 51.2%), Korean- (n = 11, 26.8%), and Mexican-American (n = 9, 22%) women was conducted. Participants were recruited through community and hospital-based support groups or the City of Hope cancer registry. A total of six focus groups (two per ethnic group) were conducted. Discussions were tape-recorded, transcribed, and translated for content analysis of common themes and patterns through qualitative methodology. Qualitative analyses were conducted through NVivo 9.0 software, where the common themes and patterns that emerged among all ...
OBJECTIVE: Many African-American women are affected by diabetes and its complications, and culturally appropriate lifestyle interventions that lead to improvements in glycemic control are urgently needed. The aim of this qualitative study was to identify culturally relevant psychosocial issues and social context variables influencing lifestyle behaviors--specifically diet and physical activity--of southern African-American women with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted 10 focus group interviews with 70 southern African-American women with type 2 diabetes. Group interviews were audiotaped and transcripts were coded using qualitative data analysis software. A panel of reviewers analyzed the coded responses for emerging themes and trends. RESULTS: The dominant and most consistent themes that emerged from these focus groups were 1) spirituality as an important factor in general health, disease adjustment, and coping; 2) general life stress and multi-caregiving responsibilities ...
Saturdays Patient Symposium and Gala Ball was followed by a parent/patient focus group meeting on the Sunday. 17 parents and 10 children attended this meeting led by Dr Louise Oni Consultant...
Background: Social wellbeing factors such as loneliness and social support have a major impact on the health of older adults and can contribute to physical and mental wellbeing. However, with increasing age, social contacts and social support typically decrease and levels of loneliness increase. Group social engagement appears to have additional benefits for the health of older adults compared to socialising individually with friends and family, but further research is required to confirm whether group activities can be beneficial for the social wellbeing of older adults. Methods: This one-year longitudinal mixed methods study investigated the effect of joining a community group, offering a range of social and physical activities, on social wellbeing of adults with a mean age of 70. The study combined a quantitative survey assessing loneliness and social support (n = 28; three time-points, analysed using linear mixed models) and a qualitative focus group study (n = 11, analysed using thematic ...
The Twisted Love: Dating Violence Exposed Discussion Guide is divided into the following sections:. What Is Abuse?. Trapped. Getting Out. Pressing Charges. Programs That Help. What Would You Do If Resources. Early Warning Signs. What s Your Dating Violence I.Q.?. The program is hosted by Neve Campbell from TV s Party of Five and In the Mix reporters. Twisted Love: Dating Violence Exposed carries one-year off-air taping rights and performance rights. Check your local PBS listings for airtimes. Videotape copies of the program can be purchased for $69.95 (plus $5.00 shipping and handling per order; includes performance rights and a Discussion Guide), and can be ordered by sending a check or purchase order to: In the Mix, 114 E. 32 Street, Suite 903, New York, NY 10016. There is a discount of $5.00 per tape on orders of any five or more In the Mix titles. Other videos of interest to grades 7-12 are available on topics including: Drug Abuse; Teen Immigrants; Depression and Suicide, Gun Violence; ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Quality of life in breast cancer survivors as identified by focus groups. AU - Ferrell, Betty R.. AU - Grant, Marcia M.. AU - Funk, Brandi. AU - Otis-Green, Shirley. AU - Garcia, Nellie. PY - 1997/5/21. Y1 - 1997/5/21. N2 - Currently, over 1,700,000 women are living with breast cancer in the United States. These long-term survivors of breast cancer are challenged to redirect their energy from issues of cancer treatment and early side effects toward quality of life issues related to long-term survivorship, such as menopause, infertility, fear of recurrence, family distress, and uncertainty. In an attempt to obtain patient perspectives on quality of life and health care issues faced by breast cancer survivors, focus group methodology was utilized in the first year of a 2 year study. The sample was stratified to represent three age groups: ,40 years, 40-60 years, and ,60, and was intended to represent different developmental levels believed to have varying experiences with quality ...
Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the leading causes of death globally. In Pakistan, they are among the top ten causes of mortality, especially in the productive age group (30-69 years). Evidence suggests that health perceptions and beliefs strongly influence the health behavior of an individual. We performed focus group interviews to delineate the same so as to design the user interface of a non-invasive stroke risk monitoring device. It was a qualitative study, designed to explore how health perceptions and beliefs influence behavior for NCD prevention. Four focus group discussions (FGD) were conducted with 30 stable participants who had diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, blood pressure, and stroke. The data was collected using a semi-structured interview guide designed to explore participants perceptions of their illnesses, self-management behaviors and factors affecting them. The interviews were transcribed and content analysis was done using steps of content analysis by Morse and Niehaus
Focus group findings revealed both perceived barriers and benefits to consumer adoption of HIT including HIE, e-Rx, and PHRs. In general, participants were very positive about the potential benefits of these technologies. Improvements in patient care were expected as a result of physician access to consolidated information across providers as well as speed of sharing and availability of information in an emergency. In addition, participants were optimistic about patient empowerment in the form of convenient access to and control of personal health data. Participants were generally open to seeing HIE and related services as beneficial tools to reduce concern and effort in the tasks of organizing and monitoring medical information for oneself and ones family members.. A major barrier was the perceived risks of sharing confidential medical information via the Internet. Focus group participants concerns centered on general fear of technology, accidental inappropriate sharing of information, and ...
Focus groups are one of the key qualitative market research methods of garnering opinion amongst your prospective target market.. A focus group is generally a pre-defined group of people (usually referred to as respondents) brought together to provide insight into a particular subject, this can include but will not be limited to a company, person, brand, product, or service. Depending on the market research objectives any number of focus groups can be held in any location and venue, for any duration, at any time in the day or evening. For any particular project there can be single or multiple focus groups held. Generally, the more focus groups conducted the greater the insight gained.. The standard focus group is usually on average 1.5 hours in duration and held on the evening to make it accessible and convenient for the attendees/respondents.. For more information on the recruitment of respondents for focus groups please click here.. ...
OBJECTIVES: The role of parents in life-and-death decision-making for infants born at the border of viability is challenging. Some argue that parents should have the final say in decisions about life-sustaining treatment. Others disagree. In this article, we report views from health care personnel (HCP) on the appropriate parental role. METHODS: Focus group interviews with 5 different groups of HCP (neonatal nurses, midwifes, obstetricians, mother-fetal specialists, and neonatologists) dealing with life-and-death decisions throughout pregnancy and birth were performed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and at St Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway in 2014-2017. Interviews were taped and transcribed. Inductive analysis was performed for each group discussion for emergent ethical themes. A summary of the transcribed discussion was sent to the relevant focus group participants for comments. RESULTS: Our participants felt strongly that doctors, not parents, should have the final ...
Groundnut is among the most important crops for smallholder farmers in Tanzania, providing both food and income for households. Groundnut is a nutritious source of fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for human consumption and parts of the crop can be used for livestock feed. This study identified factors which contribute to the stagnation of groundnut production among smallholder producers in Urambo district of Tabora region in Tanzania. Quantitative data were collected using a survey questionnaire administered to 400 smallholder farmers. Multistage, simple random and purposive sampling was used to select participants. Qualitative data were also collected through focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and personal observation. A multivariate regression technique was used to examine socio-economic factors influencing smallscale groundnut production in the district.. ...
Background. Student electives during the 5th year of the University of Cape Town (UCT) medical curriculum provide a 4-week work experience in the health system. The reflective reports of past students indicate that the electives may significantly shape their developing identities as health professionals and agents of change. Objective. To better understand how 5th-year medical elective students perceive themselves as agents of change to strengthen the elective programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT. The hypothesis was that the more choice that students are given over their learning, the greater is their sense of agency. Methods. Thirteen 5th-year student volunteers participated in four focus group discussions soon after completing their electives in district, regional or tertiary health facilities in the South African health system. Thematic analysis of the transcripts was performed independently by two of the authors. Results. Key themes were the importance of providing holistic patient
A valid measure of body image would be useful for AACTG studies. Such a measure might permit investigators to examine dissatisfaction with body image as a predictor variable in analyses of premature study drug discontinuation, loss to follow-up, and study drug non-adherence, and as a secondary outcome in antiretroviral and fat redistribution treatment trials.. Six focus group interviews, each lasting approximately 2 hours, are conducted at 4 AACTG sites. Separate groups are run for men and women, and male groups are segmented by sexual orientation. A moderator leads discussions about patients perceived changes in body habitus and body image. Group interviews are audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. Qualitative interview data are sent electronically to the Data Management Center, where they are thematically analyzed using qualitative data analysis (content analysis) techniques. Salient focus group findings are used to construct questionnaire items. ...
This report examines stress and dissatisfaction in the U.S. Air Forces remotely piloted aircraft community, as well as ways to mitigate stress and dissatisfaction.
Objective: To investigate the extent to which people change their views about priority setting in health care as a result of discussion and deliberation. Design: A random sample of patients from two urban general practices was invited to attend two focus group meetings, a fortnight apart. Setting: North Yorkshire Health Authority. Subjects: 60 randomly chosen patients meeting in 10 ugroups of five to seven people. Main outcome measures: Differences between peoples views at the start of the first meeting and at the end of the second meeting, after they have had an opportunity for discussion and deliberation, measured by questionnaires at the start of the first meeting and the end of the second meeting. Results: Respondents became more reticent about the role that their views should play in determining priorities and more sympathetic to the role that healthcare managers play. About a half of respondents initially wanted to give lower priority to smokers, heavy drinkers, and illegal drug users, ...
The university environment reinforces positive alcohol-related expectations and motivations for drinking among undergraduate students. High levels of hazardous consumption in this population lead to significant negative alcohol-related consequences, for individuals and those around them. This study sought to explore the contexts in which those who engage in hazardous drinking consume alcohol, their perceptions of safety and harm, and receptivity to health messages. Undergraduate university students (n = 69; aged 17 - 24 of both genders [57% female]) were purposively recruited into one of seven focus groups after screening with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to select for hazardous drinking (score, >8) or moderate drinking. A focus group interview schedule was developed, which was informed by theory and tested for validity by a panel of experts. Qualitative analysis of the data revealed four thematic clusters: positive expectations; inescapable culture; defining
SEBONI, Naomi M. et al. Shaping the role of sub-Saharan African nurses and midwives: Stakeholders perceptions of the nurses and midwives tasks and roles. Health SA Gesondheid (Online) [online]. 2013, vol.18, n.1, pp.1-9. ISSN 2071-9736.. To explore the role expectations of different stakeholders in the health care system on the roles and tasks that nurses and midwives perform, in order to clarify and strengthen these roles and shape the future of nursing education and practice in sub-Saharan Africa. Qualitative focus group discussions were held with different stakeholders (nurses, health service managers, patients and their caregivers, community members and leaders and other health professionals) in eight African countries in order to establish their role expectations of nurses and midwives. Three questions about their role expectations and the interviews were taped, transcribed, and translated into English and analysed. There was consensus amongst the stakeholders regarding eight role ...
Vision related impacts on quality of life described by our focus group participants showed both similarities to and differences from those in other settings. In the United States, focus groups conducted for the development of the NEI-VFQ identified problems with mobility, reading, social relations and activities, and mood or mental health as the main impacts of their eye problem, while vision symptoms, especially blurred vision, were the most frequently mentioned group of problem statements.2 In-depth interviews with vision impaired patients in the United Kingdom elicited concerns over self esteem, self care, emotion, safety, domestic activities, financial aspects, as well as vision symptoms.12 A large number of studies in visually impaired individuals have concentrated on vision function using questionnaires developed predominantly from clinical judgment.3,6 These studies have variously reported problems with mobility (walking, using public transport, car driving), face recognition (near and ...
Scott Rhodes: In the vital records data we found that-compared to non-Latinos-Latinos did seek prenatal care later. They also had fewer prenatal care visits and were less likely to receive any prenatal care than non-Latinos. We decided to look at why Latinos are accessing public health services less, but with the knowledge that it didnt seem to be linked to this immigration policy. What we discovered through the focus groups is that immigration policies are not well understood by immigrant Latinos in North Carolina and what they do understand just compounds existing distrust of services. So Latinos already dont feel comfortable accessing services and the policies just reinforce those messages and create barriers to accessing and utilizing services. For example, focus group participants reported not having primary care providers and not having drivers licenses. They may drive to get to work because they have to make a living, but the risk of driving without a license was not worth seeking ...
The general aim of this study was to identify strategic and clinical quality indicators in surgical nursing care. The methods used were a literature review, focus group interviews and a survey with a questionnaire.. In the literature the most frequently found definition of a clinical indicator was a quantitative measure that can be used as a guide to monitor and evaluate the quality of important patient care and support activities. To uncover clinical nurses perceptions of important aspects of surgical nursing care, four focus group interviews were undertaken. A tentative model with two dimensions and fifteen categories emerged from the data analysis. This model was used as a base for designing items to be effective as strategic and clinical quality indicators in postoperative pain management. A questionnaire to 233 clinical nurses was compiled to establish the usefulness and relevance of the items designed. Generally, all the items had high scores as being essential, realistic to carry out, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Evaluating student engagement and deep learning in interactive online psychology learning activities. AU - Sugden, Nicole. AU - Brunton, Robyn. AU - MacDonald, Jasmine. AU - Hicks, Ben. AU - Yeo, Michelle. PY - 2021/5/10. Y1 - 2021/5/10. N2 - There is growing demand for online learning activities that offer flexibility for students to study anywhere, anytime, as online students fit study around work and family commitments. We designed a series of online activities and evaluated how, where, and with what devices students used the activities, as well as their levels of engagement and deep learning with the activities. A mixed-methods design was used to explore students interactions with the online activities. This method integrated learning analytics data with responses from 63 survey, nine interview, and 16 focus group participants. We found that students used a combination of mobile devices to access the online learning activities across a variety of locations during ...
Background: Diabetes is increasingly becoming a major health problem in Jordan and glycemic goals are often not achieved. Objective: To explore the patients perspectives regarding type 2 diabetes and its management in order to fine-tune future pharmaceutical care intervention programs. Method: Focus groups method was used to explore views from individuals with type 2 diabetes attending outpatient diabetes clinic at the Royal Medical Services Hospital. All interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using a thematic analysis approach. Results: A total of 6 focus groups, with 6 participants in each one, were conducted. Participants in the present study demonstrated a great information needs about diabetes and the prescribed treatment. Medication regimen characteristics including rout of administration, number of prescribed medications and dosage frequency in addition to perceived side effects represented the major barriers to medication adherence. In addition to demonstrating negative ...
Inappropriate patterns of antibiotic use are highly prevalent among injection drug users. This qualitative study constitutes initial research towards developing an intervention to improve antibiotic use behaviors. The study recruited focus group participants from syringe exchange facilities in Philadelphia.
This project will provide insight into the demand for health care by non-urgent emergency department (ED) patients. This will be achieved by gathering ten years of ED data which will be analysed in order to identify factors which contribute to a patients decision-making process when presenting with non-urgent complaints. Further data will be gathered from patient focus groups, with both sets of data combined to provide a deeper understanding of this phenomenon. These findings will subsequently be presented as part of an interactive forum with key stakeholders and service users. Previous research (Unwin, 2015) identified that 31.4% of non-urgent ED patients would prefer to be managed by their general practitioner (GP). If these patients were able to be seen and treated outside the ED it is estimated that up to 8000 ED presentations could be directed to more suitable services if they were available at time of need ...
We invited nurses in leadership and direct-care roles to attend a four-hour focus group session. As we told participants, our goal would be to select an evidence-informed model consistent with the philosophy, vision, and mission of the organization and supported by our patient-care delivery model. Before the focus group, we assigned articles on evidence-informed practice and specific models to the participants. As an incentive, we offered continuing education credit for the session. During the session, we presented a variety of evidence-informed practice models that could serve as blueprints for moving from concept to action. Each model had a detailed diagram to help nurses better understand the process of identifying clinical and administrative problems, implementing solutions, and evaluating the solutions. The elements of the different models varied, but most included these stages: • establishing an answerable question based on some catalyst or ...
article{2d3a7820-f71c-43cc-a69d-6bdbf9d43e9d, abstract = {,p,The survival rate after childhood cancer has improved markedly and today more than 80% of patients will survive. Many childhood cancer survivors suffer from late complications due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), treated with cranial radiotherapy, are at a particularly high risk of having endocrine complications. Purpose To illuminate childhood ALL survivors experiences of a long-term follow-up in an endocrine clinic. Method Data collection carried out using semi-structured focus-group interviews. Fifteen ALL survivors were included in the study, divided into 4 groups. Data was analysed with conventional qualitative content analysis. Results The survivors experiences were captured in the theme: The need for understanding and support in order to manage daily life. An understanding of their situation, as well as support for managing daily life was fundamental. Lack of understanding ...
I found when my husband was sick, the minute you went in to open the door and went into the cancer centre, it was just an overwhelming feeling. They were so compassionate and so kind and so caring, they just put you at ease the best they could. I thought I was just so fortunate to be blessed to have them, all of them. (quote from focus group participant ...
In analyses of 6,493 food purchase transactions over 65 weeks, the odds of buying foods on sale versus at full price were higher for grain-based snacks, sweet snacks, and sugar-sweetened beverages (odds ratios: 6.6, 5.9, and 2.6, respectively; all P < .001) but not for savory snacks. The odds of buying foods on sale versus full price were not higher for any of any of the LCF (P ≥ .07). Without controlling for quantities purchased, we found that spending increased as percentage saved from the full price increased for all HCF and for fruits and vegetables (P ≤ .002). Focus group participants emphasized the lure of sale items and took advantage of sales to stock up ...
In an effort to encourage men with experience of being subject to the criminal justice system to contribute to focus group discussions on the sensitive topic of mental health, while also doing our utmost to protect them from discomfort or risk of exploitation, we used a novel technique involving the creation of a fictional character, supplemented by an audio-recorded vignette. We studied the role played by this technique in achieving our stated aims of engaging without exposing. In this article, we report on the use of this technique in three focus groups, showing how in very different ways it shaped the interaction between participants and generated crucial insights into the lives and service needs of each group. We conclude that the technique may lend itself to being used in focus groups with other marginalized or seldom-heard populations.. ...
Syracuse, New York is home to 12,000 resettled refugees from 16 different countries, and this population continues to grow. The Onondaga Citizens League, a local civic group, released an influential report (The World at our Doorstep, 2012-13) on this population and recommended creation of a single location …for information and other resources to facilitate refugee resettlement. Our surveys and focus group sessions since 2013 with the Burmese Karen, who are part of the areas largest single refugee group, underline the value of a one-stop resources and services center. These refugee groups have limited English literacy, which would limit the value of a web-based portal. Computer access and digital literacy are low, as is textual literacy in their own language. Access to public transportation is a problem, so the appeal of a brick-and-mortar one-stop shop is limited. On the plus side, a technology that is nearly ubiquitous is the simple mobile phone. Using an open source interactive voice ...
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Continental Group findings unveil Artificial Intelligence and Robotics as the major investment trends that will define the decade 71 percent of respondents said AI and associated technologies are trends to watch out forFindings also highlight megatrends, thematic equities, and wider adoption of smart technologies shaping the post-pandemic investment ecosystem August 09th, Dubai, UAE: The Continental…
OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations through May 28 for membership on its new Area 4B marine fish focus group for the western Strait of Juan de Fuca. Up to 12 qualified individuals will be chosen to serve on the ad hoc focus group, which will meet periodically through the end of December. The group is responsible for providing guidance on the development of new management alternatives and objectives for recreational and commercial marine fish fisheries in waters stretching from the mouth of the Sekiu River west to the Bonilla-Tatoosh line in Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Wed like to put together a diverse group of people who can help us develop recommendations for managing marine fish resources in the western Strait, said Craig Burley, fish division manager for WDFW. In August, the department is scheduled to seek public comment on the recommendations developed in conjunction with the focus group, said Burley. WDFW staff also is scheduled to brief ...
A wireless technology company wanted to host focus groups with individuals familiar with 4G wireless technology in order to better understand if their new product would be embraced by the technical community and potential end users. The customer wanted to host the focus groups both at their headquarters in the United States and at various locations throughout Europe and the Middle East. They struggled to find the specific types of individuals they needed in order to make the focus groups a success.. ...
This project is a three-phase rapid qualitative appraisal of the perspectives of workers providing LTC to older adults in central North Carolina during the pandemic. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 75 participants using a purposive sample from May to November, 2020. We included participants from both the range of congregate LTC communities and also in-home and community based services. This is a mirror study conducted as part of the global efforts to study healthcare workers experiences during the pandemic spearheaded by the Rapid Research, Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL) at University College London. Due to the on-going nature of the pandemic, we are preparing to follow up through focus groups with our participants which will include plans for reopening and vaccination.. ...
The use of blended learning to develop the clinical knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals is increasing. This paper reports the qualitative findings from an evaluation of a blended learning course designed to equip registered nurses with the knowledge and skills required to practice competently in cardiac nursing. The aims of the study were to explore whether a cardiac care course could be successfully delivered mainly online and it had any impact on the students clinical practice. The sample consisted of course members and their mentors. Data were obtained through focus groups and interviews and analysed using thematic analysis. All students felt they had benefited from undertaking the course. Mentors identified higher levels of confidence and greater depth of knowledge and skills amongst their students. Areas identified for further development by both groups were firstly, the preparation of mentors for their role in supporting the students undertaking an online course and secondly, ...
This thesis is a qualitative study located within the context of contemporary New Zealand early childhood education. It investigates the impact and implications on pedagogy resulting from the gender discourses held by pre-service early childhood teachers, each of whom had just begun the final semester of the 3rd year of their Bachelor of teaching early childhood education. Specifically, using data generated through focus groups, it investigates the participants location and framing of gender, gender development and the participants understandings of gender diversity. The research, which extensively used post-structural feminism and Foucaults notion of discourse as a theoretical framework, identified the participants discourses around gender which were conflicting, uncontested and confused. A series of influential discourses regarding gender were identified as potentially shaping pre-service teachers developing teacher subjectivity. I claim that the shaping of teacher subject, who are ...
Cross-subsidies for improved sanitation in low income settlements: Assessing the willingness to pay of water utility customers in Kenyan cities.. Sanitation services are often inadequate for low-income populations in urban settings, and large financial investments are required to address this need. To generate public finance for urban sanitation, one potential approach is to include a sanitation surcharge within water utility bills. The Kenyan water regulator is exploring the potential of such a sanitation surcharge to cross-subsidize the recurrent costs of providing sanitation services in low-income areas of Kenyan cities. This research assessed utility customers support for a pro-poor sanitation surcharge. Working with two urban water utilities in Kenya, we conducted in-depth interviews, focus-group discussions, and customer surveys. On average, Kenyan utility customers were willing to pay USD 2.90 per month (8% of average water bills) for the sanitation surcharge; median WTP was USD 1.00 per ...
METHODS: In a cluster-randomized pilot trial eight breast cancer centers (two physicians per center) were randomized to either a complementary communication training program (9 h e-learning + 20 h on-site skills training) or to a control group without training. Each physician was asked to consult ten patients for whom he or she is not the physician in charge. We used mixed methods: Quantitative outcomes included physicians assessments (empathy, complexity of consultation, knowledge transfer) and patients assessments (satisfaction, empathy, knowledge transfer). For qualitative analyses, 15 (eight in the training and seven in the control group) videotaped consultations were analyzed based on grounded theory, and separate focus groups with the physicians of both groups were conducted ...
This topic guide defines community paramedicine (CP), outlines issues and challenges faced by rural community paramedics, provides examples of CP models and existing programs, provides resources related to starting a rural CP program, including ways to address workforce and program challenges, outlines education and curriculum requirements for community paramedics and discusses how community paramedic programs are funded.. ...
The itracks Video Focus Group application facilitates video streaming technology and provides advanced reporting for marketing and market research professionals. The software allows users to conduct one-on-one or group interviews, with transcripts available immediately after the session is finished. The application was developed specifically for concept testing, ideation, customer feedback and website usability. itracks′ Video Focus Group software comes complete with mark-up tools, polling, real-time chat, observer access and live technical support ...
In 2015, the Ministry of Health published a discussion guide for midwives, practice nurses and other health professionals to discuss immunisation with new and expectant parents, called Lets talk about Immunisation.. The material in the discussion guide has been condensed for use as a presentation for parenting and pregnancy education classes.. Research has suggested that there was a need for resources about immunisation in this context, particularly maternal immunisation.. You are invited to download the presentation, but please note that its a large file, as it includes two short video clips for presenters to show as they see fit.. ...
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... ("Focus Group"; Chinese: 映藝集團控股有限公司), is a company formed by Andy Lau Tak-wah, a popular Hong Kong ... Lau List of record labels Focus Group Official Site Focus Films Limited Infinitus Entertainment Personnel Revamp at focus group ... In December 2006, executives Daniel Yu and Lorna Tee left their positions at Focus Films. Focus Group acts as a holding company ... The major companies under the control and ownership of Focus Group are: Focus Films Limited - It deals with the production and ...
Administratively, FG-AI4H was created by ITU-T Study Group 16. Under ITU-T's framework, participation in Focus Groups is open ... The ITU-WHO Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health (AI for Health) is an inter-agency collaboration between the ... "Focus Group on "Artificial Intelligence for Health"". www.itu.int. Archived from the original on 2020-07-26. Retrieved 2021-01- ... The idea for the Focus Group came out of the Health Track of the 2018 AI for Good Global Summit. ...
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Vrentas, Jenny (January 25, 2015). "Football's Focus Group". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2017-04-03. Best, Neil (October 10, ... 2015). "Cris Collinsworth liked using Pro Football Focus, so he bought it". Newsday. Retrieved 2016-09-12. "Pro Football Focus ... Pro Football Focus (also written as ProFootballFocus, and often referred to by its initials, PFF) is a sports analytics company ... Allen, Bruce (June 4, 2014). "Can Pro Football Focus Stats Be Blindly Trusted?". Boston Sports Media Watch. Retrieved May 5, ...
"an exploratory study of childrens views of censorship , Focus Group , Censorship". Scribd. Retrieved 2018-12-16. "ALA , ... In June 2018, the Family School Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance Concern Group, an "anti-gay rights group," pressed ... a random focus group found many adults saying that there was nothing explicitly inappropriate with Roy and Silo's relationship ... The group deemed it acceptable, and the principal concurred. Following this decision, the anonymous parent made an appeal. ...
"Focus Groups". ATHE. Archived from the original on 12 August 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. "Job bank". ATHE. Archived from ... has 23 special interest focus groups, runs a job bank service for its members, and organises an annual conference attended by ...
The nominal group technique is a slight variation of focus groups that organizes the group exchange in a more structured manner ... The nominal group technique is similar to focus groups with a few important differences. The group often consists of experts in ... Focus groups are a qualitative research method often used in market research. They constitute a form of group interview ... Focus groups involve a group interview of a small number of demographically similar people and usually include open discussions ...
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"Focus Groups". Association for Theatre in Higher Education. "Dorothy Mennen Research/Development Grant". Voice and Speech ... Founded in 1986, VASTA is both an independent, multidisciplinary organization and a focus group of the Association for Theatre ...
Focus Online News - Health (in German). FOCUS Online Group. Retrieved 2017-02-09. Loerzer, Sven (2017-08-24). "Emergency ... In 2001 Schoeneich was awarded the Charity Bambi of the Hubert Burda Media Group for his many years of medical aid in ... Focus: Humanitarian Missions Abroad. Association of German Surgeons E.V. (in German). Retrieved 2018-11-24. Koophamel, Anne ... 1996 Plastic surgery - victim of the killer bacillus, Focus Magazin. 2017 Emergency medicine - When EU foreigners have no place ...
Hussey, Peter (2018). "Some thoughts on the cultural differences between England and Wales" (PDF). MFW Focus Group. Retrieved ... The term was coined by special advisor (and now First Minister) Mark Drakeford, as part of a group on the left-wing of the ... having made a speech at the 2007 Welsh Labour party conference calling for the party to abandon it and focus instead on ...
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"GoCompare.com 'Big Bad Wof'". Prime Focus Group. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2012. "Browse ... Through Argosy Film Group Bazley Directed the Lost Treasure Hunt, an animated half-hour pilot for a proposed TV Series. Lost ...
He, Baogang (2004). "China's 'Peaceful Rise' Doctrine". Asean Focus Group. Archived from the original on 31 August 2007. ... Mexico is an emerging power which could probably be viewed as a regional power if grouped with Latin America, or a definite ...
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Potter, Jonathan; Puchta, Claudia (2004). Focus group practice. London Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. ISBN 9780761966913. ... New work is focused on studying video records of mealtime interaction in families with young children. This has looked at ... A joint grant led by Margaret Wetherell resulted in the volume Mapping the Language of Racism in 1992 that focused on the way ... His collection Conversation and Cognition, co-edited with Hedwig te Molder, brought together a group of conversation analysts, ...
"Sections/Focus Groups". American Geophysical Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2016. " ... Small, highly focused meetings are offered through the Chapman Conferences. The large numbers and international participation ... exceptional scientific contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by section and focus group ... or group. To educators who have had a major impact on geophysical education at any level (kindergarten through postgraduate), ...
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"AGUs Cryosphere Focus Group". 2011. Archived from the original on 16 November 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Bozorgnia, ... Understanding their mechanisms, which depend on the type of earthquake (e.g., intraplate or deep focus), can lead to better ...
"Oak Meadow Focus Group". Stockport Green Space Forum. Retrieved 5 February 2021. "Bruntwood Park". Greater Manchester ... The project to maintain and improve the park is a continuous process overseen by a local volunteer group. The park is used for ... Downes, Robert (6 February 2008). "Cheadle Hulme girl wins top award". Community News Group. Archived from the original on 28 ...
"AfD kritisiert Abstimmungsverhalten von CDU und FDP". Focus Online. FOCUS Online Group GmbH. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-03-04. ... The parliamentary group of the Left party in the state parliament rejected a candidacy of Ramelow if there was no firm promise ... The FDP parliamentary group announced that it would support a motion to dissolve the parliament under Article 50 of the state ... The governing parliamentary groups of the Left, SPD and Greens declared that they would not make any further attempt to ...
The environmental group Friends of the River (FOR) was formed in the early 1970s to push a statewide ballot measure, ... New Melones was the focus of a long environmental battle during the 1970s and early 1980s; critics protested the flooding of a ... Dam supporters also argued that the Stanislaus River in its natural state was only accessible to a small group of people; that ... In the meantime, environmental groups lobbied for a compromise to stay the lake level at the old Parrott's Ferry Bridge, 844 ft ...
Steve challenges the team to stop a mysterious terrorist group, but when they are all taken hostage, it's up to Steve to save ... He returns to Prawn World with a renewed focus to take over the world and use his power to destroy weakness, and declares ...
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Early polls and focus groups suggest Hillary Clinton won the debate * Trump responds to claims that he fat-shamed a Miss ... And a focus group of Pennsylvania voters by GOP pollster Frank Luntz overwhelmingly thought Clinton had won. Libby Nelson has ... A focus group of 20 undecided Florida voters by CNN found that 18 of them thought Clinton won. ... Share All sharing options for: Early polls and focus groups suggest Hillary Clinton won the debate ...
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A manual for the use of focus groups / Susan Dawson and Lenore Manderson and Veronica L. Tallo  ... Effect of interactive group discussion among physicians to promote rational prescribing  Garjani, A.; Salimnejad, M.; ... This study assessed the effect of an educational intervention [‎interactive group discussion]‎ on the prescribing behaviour of ...
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Four focus groups among women on their reactions to two contraceptive efficacy tables for uniform contraceptive labeling ... Sample Focus Group Case Study. Historical Document. This document is provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease ... Four Focus Groups among Women on Their Reactions to Two Contraceptive Efficacy Tables for Uniform Contraceptive Labeling. ... In keeping with the goal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop uniform contraceptive labeling, focus groups ...
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Morgan includes the appropriate reasons for using focus groups and what you can expect to accomplis.. ... Providing a general introduction to focus group research, ... Providing a general introduction to focus group research, The ... It provides a brief history of focus groups, a discussion of when to use focus groups and why, and several brief case studies ... this guidebook is appropriate for anybody beginning a focus group, as well as manager or clients who will be using focus groups ...
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Method: A qualitative exploratory approach was achieved with focus groups. The focus group meetings were audio-taped, ... Using focus groups to understand breast cancer screening beliefs and behaviors among Asian Indian women Authors: Tsu-Yin Wu ... During the focus groups, the researchers collected data from 11 AI women between the ages of 42 and 71 years, who lived in the ... Material Detail: Using focus groups to understand breast cancer screening beliefs and behaviors among Asian Indian women ...
  • It consists of a carefully selected group of participants (between 5 and 10), in a comfortable environment with a skilled moderator (facilitator) who uses a script to ask questions of the group, the answers are recorded and then analyzed and reported to enable further decision making. (interaction-design.org)
  • First, researchers cannot guarantee confidentiality to focus group participants. (fortlewis.edu)
  • Whether or not contributions to the focus group discussion remain confidential depends on the willingness of other participants in the focus group to respect that confidentiality. (fortlewis.edu)
  • Second, focus groups addressing sensitive topics may raise some social risks for participants that cannot be well controlled by the researcher. (fortlewis.edu)
  • For example, participants in the focus groups may respond to each other in ways that are painful, embarrassing, angering, or frustrating for other participants. (fortlewis.edu)
  • All focus group participants should participate in an informed consent process which includes a section asking participants to respect each other's confidentiality, while also acknowledging that researcher can't guarantee complete confidentiality. (fortlewis.edu)
  • Pre-COVID-19, Westat worked with brick-and-mortar facilities whose staff have extensive experience recruiting participants for in-person focus groups. (westat.com)
  • Many participants didn't understand what a focus group was, requirements for participating, or at times, even appropriate behavior," comments Dr. Robins, a Westat Senior Study Director. (westat.com)
  • Using findings from the study, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health developed for further testing two prototype, composite tables with the characteristics the focus group participants favored for uniform contraceptive labeling. (cdc.gov)
  • Focus groups are taking place across Victoria with participants from metropolitan and regional areas between March and April. (cancervic.org.au)
  • Following the completion of winter break, students received an email asking for participants in CV/Renal focus groups to further investigate the student evaluations. (cptlpulses.com)
  • Focus group discussions were performed with 40 Syrian Arab and Syrian Kurdish adolescent girls , each group consisting of five participants aged 13 to 17 years. (bvsalud.org)
  • Participants were recruited from nail salons in Southeast Michigan to partake in focus groups. (cdc.gov)
  • Results: Three focus groups were conducted with 13 participants. (cdc.gov)
  • A total of nine focus group interviews, with 94 participants recruited from nine communities, were conducted. (who.int)
  • MIDDLETOWN, DE / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2022 / The Coin Return Group, a blockchain investigation and security firm, is pleased to announce that they are now exclusively offering blockchain investigations and security consulting in 2022. (yahoo.com)
  • The CPM Focus Group on Communications reviews and updates the IPPC Communications Strategy (2022-2030) to align with the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030 and continue raising awareness of the importance of plant health and the role of the IPPC and provide related advocacy. (ippc.int)
  • To utilize focus groups to garner reactions (perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes) and preferences from women about the format and content of the two different model contraceptive efficacy tables. (cdc.gov)
  • In order to achieve the objectives of the research, an exercise was carried out aimed at understanding the content of focus groups through active learning methodology based on the experience and binomial action-reflection. (bvsalud.org)
  • Data were collected through a nine people focus group and subjected to content analysis. (bvsalud.org)
  • Through a partnership with Genetic Alliance , MedlinePlus invites patient support and advocacy groups to provide feedback on genetics-related content on the website. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Focus groups were audio recorded, transcribed, and content analysis was performed. (cdc.gov)
  • TWU Housing and Dining will hold virtual focus groups April 14-15 to determine what is served on campus, starting Fall 2021. (twu.edu)
  • The focus group has been delivered online through Zoom platform in 10th, November 2021. (react-erasmus.eu)
  • Le Centre International de Recherche sur le Cancer, sis 150 Cours Albert Thomas 69008 LYON, émet un appel d'offres qui a pour objet le Recrutement et à l'animation de groupes de discussions en vue du développement d'un outil d'aide à la décision intégré dans une plateforme d'intelligence artificielle Chatbot - Ref. RFP-2021-06 SCR Focus Groups. (who.int)
  • Le Dossier de Consultation sera disponible uniquement en version électronique à partir du mardi 1er juin 2021. (who.int)
  • We employed a qualitative design with eight focus group discussions (FGDs) conducted with 40 Syrian Arab and Syrian Kurdish adolescent girls between January and March 2020. (bvsalud.org)
  • Last July, a group of researchers asked the U.S. Department of Education not to mandate the use of proficiency rates in ESSA school accountability. (edweek.org)
  • Given your expertise and role, we would like to extend an invitation for a focus group interview with the researchers on either November 21 or November 29 from 2:00-3:30pm. (naco.org)
  • Researchers should offer a clear research-based justification for using focus groups rather than some other lower-risk method for obtaining the information. (fortlewis.edu)
  • Focus groups discussing highly sensitive research topics should only be led by highly-skilled researchers with the training necessary to lead the discussion effectively and analyze the results meaningfully. (fortlewis.edu)
  • The goal of this event is to bring top specialists in geometric group theory to Carleton to introduce graduate students and researchers in group theory, low-dimensional topology, analysis, algebraic geometry and related areas to this rapidly growing field. (utoronto.ca)
  • During the focus groups, the researchers collected data from 11 AI women between the ages of 42 and 71 years, who lived in the Midwestern U.S. and who shared their experiences with breast cancer screening. (merlot.org)
  • 5] This group developed a uniform definition that allowed more accurate analysis and comparison of studies, enabled researchers to draw more meaningful conclusions from pooled data, and improved the ease of surveillance and prevention activities. (medscape.com)
  • All studies were evaluated, characterized and categorized by a group of researchers in the field of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (bvsalud.org)
  • The case study and focus group research addressed our questions about how healthcare system restructuring has affected work health and safety. (cdc.gov)
  • Focus groups are used frequently in marketing research, but Anthropologists use them, too! (udemy.com)
  • You'll learn about everything from creating the research project to recruiting people to running the actual focus group to analyzing the data and sharing the results of your research. (udemy.com)
  • A focus group is used in usability and user research to collect the opinions of a group of users. (interaction-design.org)
  • Focus groups are an important method for data collection in qualitative research. (fortlewis.edu)
  • Providing a general introduction to focus group research, The Focus Group Guidebook includes the appropriate reasons for using focus groups and what you can expect to accomplish with them. (ebooks.com)
  • Author David L. Morgan also extensively provides the timeline and costs associated with focus groups, including a discussion of the ethical issues involved in focus group research. (ebooks.com)
  • The focus groups will be run by Vicki White, lead researcher, Deakin University who is experienced in conducting research with people affected by cancer. (cancervic.org.au)
  • If the individual qualifies and decides to be in this research study, they will complete a less than 5-minute online survey and later participate in a single 60-minute to 90-minute virtual focus group discussion via zoom. (fragilex.org)
  • Focus groups : a practical guide for applied research / Richard A. Krueger & Mary Anne Casey. (who.int)
  • A new animated video has been created to inform how the Focus Groups link research and practice, how they have tackled agricultural challenges and how the whole agricultural community can benefit from their results. (smartchain-h2020.eu)
  • Policymakers and practitioners may use previous research and expertise to select target populations and to tailor interventions to those groups. (ssa.gov)
  • This approach will not only invest in the formation of working groups and scaling up of research efforts, but it will explicitly direct relevant federal agencies to incorporate CDR into their annual budgets. (wri.org)
  • The committees and working groups proposed in the REMOVE Act would provide the necessary framework of research and development through this cross-cutting government effort to accelerate decarbonization efforts to communities across the United States. (wri.org)
  • A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions. (bvsalud.org)
  • Research has focused on isolated issues that have of whom live on less than US$ 2 a day ( 2 ). (who.int)
  • This study assessed the effect of an educational intervention [‎interactive group discussion]‎ on the prescribing behaviour of 51 general physicians from the north-west of Tabriz. (who.int)
  • Prescriptions were analysed pre-intervention and post-intervention (control and intervention groups) using a proforma with 8 indicators of correct prescribing. (who.int)
  • Following the intervention there were slight but not significant changes in the indicators in both intervention and control groups compared with pre-intervention results. (who.int)
  • Cette étude a évalué les effets d'une intervention éducative (discussion de groupe interactive) sur les habitudes en matière de prescription de 51 médecins généralistes du nord-ouest de Tabriz. (who.int)
  • How might variation in time between onset and application help to identify potential target groups for early intervention? (ssa.gov)
  • Among both younger and older applicants, individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability or other mental disorders are potential targets for early intervention programs because those groups wait the longest to apply and are the most likely to continue working in the interim. (ssa.gov)
  • After controlling for matched intervention and control pairs as well as covariates, at one-month following the ergonomics program we observed a significant improvement in ergonomic practices (B = 0.20, p = 0.002), and a reduction in incidences of pain and injury (OR = 0.58, p = 0.012) in the intervention group. (cdc.gov)
  • At six months, we observed differences in favor of the intervention group for a reduction in physically demanding work (B = -0.25, p = 0.008), increased recreational physical activity (B = 35.2, p = 0.026) and higher consumption of fruits and vegetables (B = 0.87, p = 0.008). (cdc.gov)
  • The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices of AI women living in the US in relation to breast cancer and breast cancer screening through the use of focus groups. (merlot.org)
  • When asked about their perceptions about breast cancer, the emotion of fear was the most prominent within the two focus groups of Asian Indian women. (merlot.org)
  • Employee perceptions of safety, health, and well-being: focus group findings from one veterans affairs medical center. (cdc.gov)
  • Focus group analysis was used to gain qualitative data on audience perceptions, feelings and opinions about health information provided during the outbreak. (who.int)
  • This is where you and a group of other people have a discussion about something under the guidance of a moderator. (udemy.com)
  • It provides a brief history of focus groups, a discussion of when to use focus groups and why, and several brief case studies illustrating different uses of focus groups. (ebooks.com)
  • The survey may be taken immediately while the focus group discussion might occur up to a couple months later. (fragilex.org)
  • The discussion group was composed of six (N = 6) volunteers from a total of 20 students enrolled in this discipline. (bvsalud.org)
  • IMSEAR at SEARO: Focus group discussion. (who.int)
  • Focus group discussion. (who.int)
  • Application of the Total Worker Health(TM) hierarchy of controls provided a novel framework for discussion of focus group findings. (cdc.gov)
  • In the course of the discussion, the Advisory Group discussed alternative options to mark the milestone. (who.int)
  • This article focuses on exploring and describing the experiences of a community of practice (CoP) of professional nurses collaborating with social workers, who conducted psychosocial and health screening of children and their families in Gauteng. (bvsalud.org)
  • Sexual and reproductive health of Syrian refugee adolescent girls: a qualitative study using focus group discussions in an urban setting in Lebanon. (bvsalud.org)
  • Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first qualitative study among U.S. nail salon workers focused in Midwest. (cdc.gov)
  • WORCESTER, Mass. - Some groups in Massachusetts want to see more focus on getting COVID-19 vaccinations to people in underserved communities hit hardest by the pandemic. (publicnewsservice.org)
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Focus Groups are set up on demand and after approval by the GLOBALG.A.P. Advisory Board. (globalgap.org)
  • [ 60 ] Focus on breast expression facilities may however encourage maternal return to the workforce at the cost of other initiatives, or at the cost of broader social change to support women to spend more time with their infants and by implication, breastfeeding. (medscape.com)
  • These groups do not have a fixed term as the main topics determine the duration. (globalgap.org)
  • The main initial goal of the Focus Group was to facilitate a greater efficiency in the global healing already underway around the world through the participation of all those who regularly meditate and pray for peace, love and harmony on Earth, by selecting and proposing on a regular basis a common focus for our meditations and prayers. (earthrainbownetwork.com)
  • As part of IEH, Multiply Group intends to continue expanding its global investments in utilities and energy. (arabnews.com)
  • The Focus Group intends to work impartially for the highest good of all, with the guidance of Spirit. (earthrainbownetwork.com)
  • Micro Focus International (LON: MCRO) today announced the completion of its merger with the Attachmate Group under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on 15 September, 2014. (suse.com)
  • Micro Focus International is a global leader in infrastructure software that understands the technology needs and challenges of the world's most demanding businesses. (suse.com)
  • Today, Micro Focus and the Attachmate Group completed our agreement to merge the two organisations," said Kevin Loosemore, Executive Chairman of Micro Focus International. (suse.com)
  • This is a transformational event that enables Micro Focus International to further meet the needs and demands of our customers and global partner network with greater scale, a broader portfolio and the global reach their businesses require. (suse.com)
  • Thanks to the consolidation and automation provided by the Micro Focus solution, identity management has become a tool for business enablement rather than a chore. (microfocus.com)
  • In preparation for the Turning 65 survey conducted in 2008, we held focus groups and interviews to inform questionnaire development. (msd.govt.nz)
  • Made up of a group of blockchain experts, the Coin Return Group has already helped clients recover substantial amounts of lost or stolen crypto funds with the help of its proven, pinpoint exchange targeting methods. (yahoo.com)
  • Methods: Nine focus groups were conducted with leadership, supervisor, and frontline employees. (cdc.gov)
  • Now accepting applicants for Focus Group studies. (brownsvillerecruiter.com)
  • For example, if a certain group of applicants tends to delay filing, longer interventions may yet be able to serve them. (ssa.gov)
  • The focus group study obtained consumer reactions to several model contraceptive efficacy tables and graphs. (cdc.gov)
  • The agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in addition to the Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings (IAFM) and its Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings issued by the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) formed the framework of this study. (bvsalud.org)
  • 8,9 Given that concern, in this study we conducted focus group interviews in three cities in China to assess China's risk communication responses to the 2013 H7N9 outbreak in humans from the general public's perspective. (who.int)
  • of these scenarios during focus group sessions was pretty slim. (westat.com)
  • Many of the Melbourne groups have taken place already and the remaining sessions will now take place online (video and audio) or via telephone (not face-to-face). (cancervic.org.au)
  • Microsoft Azure is hosting Focus Group Sessions at PASS Summit to gather insights that we can use in the development of future releases. (eventbrite.com)
  • Considerable insight was gathered during the student focus groups, held in two sessions, that led to multiple changes in the CV/Renal curriculum (Figure 1). (cptlpulses.com)
  • In addition, it allows us to focus TB prevention and control strategies on the specific groups of people most likely to be involved in outbreaks. (cdc.gov)
  • The Southern Teller County Focus Group invites you to visit the historic City of Mines for a day, evening drive or weekend stay during holiday season to experience part of our good old-fashioned holiday spirit. (stcfg.com)
  • As a company spokesperson noted, the Coin Return Group has recently seen a huge rise in demand for their blockchain investigations and security consulting services. (yahoo.com)
  • The Coin Return Group is a blockchain investigation and security firm that helps consumers with their security needs. (yahoo.com)
  • It is composed of a group of blockchain experts that assist crypto users in protecting their assets from scams. (yahoo.com)
  • Stephen Palley, a lawyer in Washington D.C., known for his wry tweets about the industry's travails, has started a blockchain and cryptocurrency practice with an unusual focus. (coindesk.com)
  • The indicators we have so far are necessarily incomplete and limited - they're focus groups of tiny, hand-picked samples of undecided voters, polls of people who watched the debate rather than the electorate at large, and plain punditry. (vox.com)
  • Traditionally the Coin Return Group offered both wallet password recovery and ethical hacking to assist with people who lost their coins or passwords," the spokesperson noted, adding that their services are now centered on educating crypto users and assisting them with issues through its team of expert consultants. (yahoo.com)
  • The group is hosting a free event April 8 expected to draw more than 1,200 people, including Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • By talking to people they're seeing a lot more organization silos becoming the norm, increased bifurcation of advertisers into sophisticated and unsophisticated advertisers, no more time for experimentation and new tools, more fragmented and customized needs, and more focus on interaction effects and advanced analytics. (bruceclay.com)
  • Cancer Council Victoria is working with Deakin University to conduct a series of online and telephone-based focus groups with people diagnosed with cancer in Victoria and their carers to learn more about their experiences in being informed about the costs of cancer care and the impact it has during and post treatment. (cancervic.org.au)
  • Armed groups are taking controls of lands, erasing borders, using modern technology to recruit people and to expose (the world to) their brutal actions," said Zerrougui, who in 2014 jointly launched a programme with the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF), "Children not Soldiers", aimed at ending the recruitment and use of children as soldiers by government forces by 2016. (ipsnews.net)
  • We encourage everyone participating in this global healing work to similarly strive to become neutral channels so as to help step down the powerful Divine vibrations of Love, Peace and Unity to a level at which they can be of assistance to alleviate the suffering of people and instill the goodwill necessary to resolve peacefully any conflictual situation involved with each new Meditation Focus. (earthrainbownetwork.com)
  • Please note that, starting from April 2007, the suggested Meditation Focuses have been prepared and networked solely on a monthly basis (and mostly in English) and their themes from then on mainly concerned the contribution each individual being can bring to the awakening now sweeping the world as to the ever greater awareness of people about our spiritual Reality as immortal souls, jointly forming a continuously expanding Universal Whole. (earthrainbownetwork.com)
  • The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. (ewg.org)
  • One of the best ways to promote your business might be to get the attention of a larger group of people who are just as interested in what you offer. (jewishlayout.com)
  • Accenture is particularly optimistic about the potential for UNHCR and the humanitarian community to work together with the private sector to improve the well-being and humanitarian support of displaced people through enhanced connectivity," said Dan London, group chief executive of Accenture's Health & Public Service business. (unhcr.org)
  • 2013, the number of physicians per 10 000 people in Jordan refugee age groups ( 10 ), the prevalence of infectious declined from 27.1 to 20.2, due to the influx of 600 000 diseases among refugees, and the psychosocial and Syrian refugees ( 3 ). (who.int)
  • Results of the focus group analysis provide useful information about facilitators and barriers that affect AI women's breast cancer screening practices in the US. (merlot.org)
  • The results of the focus group revealed that the recommendations of the NCG for Dentistry courses are connected with the dentist social representation. (bvsalud.org)
  • Our focus group results demonstrated additional evidence to previous studies that showed curricular improvements due to focus group discussions. (cptlpulses.com)
  • Results: Fifty-five employees participated in the focus groups. (cdc.gov)
  • Italian coordinator FCSVM realised the first focus group of REACT project, involving teachers, headmasters and headmistress from local schools in order to inform them about REACT pathway and collect information and feedbacks about project's topics. (react-erasmus.eu)
  • Scroll down to access all the previous Meditation Focuses, Solstice/Equinox Meditations and Special Vigils networked from April 28, 2000 onwards. (earthrainbownetwork.com)
  • The Focus Group was created in April 2000 to initially issue twice a month a global Meditation Focus designed to focalize the attention and healing energies of a growing number of meditators around the world onto situations and crises in need of peaceful resolution and spiritual succour. (earthrainbownetwork.com)
  • For such interventions, administrative data from the Social Security Administration ( SSA ) provide useful information on potential target groups. (ssa.gov)
  • These contrasting experiences, according to Costa, suggest that interventions may be designed to suit certain applicant types (for example, brief interventions for groups with rapid earnings decline). (ssa.gov)
  • This session will specifically focus on our strategic priority of Leveraging Sustainable Recreation Partnerships. (mountaineers.org)
  • Are the needs and priorities of relevant groups adequately identified within each strategic priority? (brent.gov.uk)
  • In addition, online focus groups were held. (bvsalud.org)
  • Focus group discussions and key informant interviews were used to identify needs, challenges and potential solutions to providing quality health care to refugees. (who.int)
  • IRB applications which include a proposal to use focus groups should provide evidence of the appropriate training of the researcher conducting the focus group. (fortlewis.edu)
  • Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA), which recently expanded its membership to general aviation airports outside of commercial airport operating authorities, is forming a General Aviation Working Group. (aviationweek.com)
  • WASHINGTON - The Environmental Working Group today applauds House and Senate leaders for including $27 billion in the budget reconciliation bill, to tackle a growing backlog of farmers who need help addressing the climate emergency. (ewg.org)
  • Form the Carbon Accounting Coordination Working Group with the task of ensuring that government-wide actions on CDR are properly accounted for and measured. (wri.org)
  • The working group will do this by developing a data collection plan that will include assessing existing federal data sources on CDR, developing data collection methodologies, outlining the roles of different federal agencies and guidelines on data collection protocols. (wri.org)
  • Worker focus groups and manager interviews supplemented the evaluation. (cdc.gov)
  • Focus group interviews were conducted using a set of nine pre-developed questions and a tested moderator guide. (who.int)
  • Focus group discussions and key informant interviews revealed a many different problems. (who.int)
  • Focus group interviews were conducted, and field notes were used to collect and confirm data from the team. (bvsalud.org)
  • This issue of the Surveillance Summaries focuses on the health of women and children in U.S. minority populations. (cdc.gov)
  • Continually review the effectiveness of risk-focused surveillance, and develop enhancements to processes as necessary. (naic.org)
  • Oversee and monitor the Peer Review Program to encourage consistent and effective risk-focused surveillance processes. (naic.org)
  • The SEIU focuses on organizing workers in the health care, building maintenance and public services sectors. (masslive.com)
  • President Obama's recent health care address to a joint session of Congress restored some confidence in his handling of the topic according to a focus group polled by CBS News in conjunction with Nielsen. (nielsen.com)
  • Tier 3 includes the remaining population groups that protect homeland and national security, provide health care, and maintain critical infrastructures. (cdc.gov)
  • The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are en- dorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. (who.int)
  • Enroll now, and learn about how to collect Anthropological data through focus groups! (udemy.com)
  • Continually review regulatory redundancy issues identified by interested parties, and provide recommendations to other NAIC committee groups to address as needed. (naic.org)
  • Focus Taiwan (CNA) uses tracking technologies to provide better reading experiences, but it also respects readers' privacy. (focustaiwan.tw)
  • Population groups included in Tiers 2 through 5 will vary depending on pandemic severity ( Table 1 and Figure 1 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Given these considerations, pandemic planners should consider developing and exercising alternate plans to be prepared to target healthy younger adults over older adults or vice versa, depending on how the pandemic affects these age groups. (cdc.gov)
  • But though the funding provided by this bill is historic, the exclusive focus on practices like cover crops is equally if not more historic. (ewg.org)
  • In general, when a focus group is discussing a topic which is not sensitive (for example, taste or brand preferences), there is less concern about confidentiality and social risk. (fortlewis.edu)
  • The U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said to the Council, "Since I last addressed the Council on this issue one year ago, hundreds of thousands more children have been confronted with the emergence or intensification of conflict, and have endured new and grave threats posed by armed groups. (ipsnews.net)
  • Security-focused ephemeral messaging app Glimpse is going through some major restructuring, with one co-founder departing as the startup shifts gears from general-purpose photo and video messaging to focus on groups and teens in particular. (heimsmart.com)
  • Tiers 4 and 5 are focused on groups in the general population that have not yet been vaccinated. (cdc.gov)
  • Upon the completion of our focus group, a feeling of accomplishment was shared between educators and students. (cptlpulses.com)
  • An independent, nonprofit organization, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) mission is to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration. (pcma.org)
  • Seeking Motivated Individuals To Participate In National Focus Groups & Clinical Trials. (brownsvillerecruiter.com)
  • This includes individuals, couples, family and groups who want to attain a better quality of life: Reduce anxiety and lift depression Stop destructive patterns and repetitions. (psychologytoday.com)
  • The Focus of Genocide: Groups, Not Individuals. (infoagepub.com)
  • Any application which includes a proposal to use focus groups to discuss a sensitive topic will automatically undergo full review (review by the entire IRB) as opposed to expedited review (review by a single member of the IRB). (fortlewis.edu)
  • The Monographs Secretariat presented to the Advisory Group a proposal to mark the 100th volume of the series by creating a special event. (who.int)
  • The Advisory Group considered the proposal from multiple points of view: its potential scientific contribution, its fit within the Monographs tradition and its feasibility. (who.int)
  • Red Tabara, a terror group that has been committing Genocide against Banyamulenge in South Kivu was formed and trained in Rwanda, logistically supported and directed by criminal Paul Kagame. (rpfgakwerere.org)
  • Perhaps a Focus on Crimes Against Humanity and Not Genocide Would Be More Sagacious. (infoagepub.com)
  • As the groups reconvened, it was realized that while the groups had some differences in perspectives on time spent in activities, most had very similar ideas for the progression of material. (cptlpulses.com)
  • Come along to one of our online focus group session and have your say on Brent's new Borough Plan. (brent.gov.uk)
  • Further development of the initial activity was also completed following the second focus group session with the same student contributors. (cptlpulses.com)
  • 1 Advisory Group Members serve in their individual capacities as scientists and not as representatives of their government or any organization with which they are affiliated. (who.int)
  • In keeping with the goal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop uniform contraceptive labeling, focus groups were conducted to determine a presentation format most useful to the consumer for contraceptive pregnancy rates. (cdc.gov)
  • Keep an eye open for new developments and opportunities to participate in the Focus Groups here! (globalgap.org)
  • Those who participate in online and telephone focus groups will receive their voucher by post. (cancervic.org.au)
  • We will also be holding a focus group for potential referrers to give their views on their experiences and the challenges of social prescribing in Highland. (constantcontact.com)
  • BOSTON (AP) - Outside groups are beginning to pour money into the U.S. Senate battle pitting Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez . (masslive.com)
  • snortfocus is a snort intrusion focus that let's you better control the attacks to unlimited numbers of systems.It uses an extended snort mysql sheme with system- groups and user- groups and contains an alerting function.All written in php. (winsite.com)
  • we wanted to start off with this year, we did campaigns really focused on kids. (cdc.gov)
  • While the Focus Group now also occasionally recommends peace and/or spiritual vigils with regard to situations that are considered in great need of healing assistance, it does not recommend any specific way to resolve each situation nor suggest any specific meditation method, preferring to allow each person's meditation or prayer to form according to their own inner guidance, which is at all times dedicated for the highest good of all. (earthrainbownetwork.com)
  • GLOBALG.A.P. voluntary members as well as non-members may apply for participation in a Focus Group. (globalgap.org)
  • The focus groups were facilitated by two independent faculty members, including the Director of Assessment, in accordance with the developed scripts. (cptlpulses.com)
  • This is because, the terror group is led, controlled and directed by criminal Paul Kagame who has different agendas as opposed to members of this brutal terrorist group. (rpfgakwerere.org)
  • Then she began offering focus groups, so members could vent their frustrations. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Salary Range-$80,000-$90,000 Position Summary: Assist in the execution of the daily warehousing operations of a multi-temperature, technology-driven warehouse with a focus on safety and efficiency. (careerbuilder.com)