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
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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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
A study from Eswatini, where 27% of people are living with HIV, has provided important insight into heterosexual mens views on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).. The study is part of a groundbreaking trial, which offered PrEP to men and women visiting six public health clinics in the countrys Hhohho Region between 2017 and 2019. Those offered PrEP were assessed as being at higher risk of HIV, based either on recent sexual behaviour or belonging to an at-risk group, for instance being in a mixed-status relationship (when one partner is living with HIV and one is not).. This study is based on data from these assessments, plus in-depth interviews and focus-group discussions. Men included in the study had either accepted PrEP or had been offered it. Views from PrEP providers, community leaders, and men in the general community were also included. Of all the people who started taking PrEP in the clinics, only a third (29%) were men. The majority were aged 26-35, although the men most at risk of HIV ...
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We aim to use the findings from the focus groups, key informant interviews and pilot study to inform the larger future Young Womens Intervention (YWI) study where the YWI arm will be compared to a Physical Activity Intervention (PAI). We plan to develop, implement and test a refined exportable and sustainable education and support intervention for young women with breast cancer and their oncology providers. First, we want to conduct focus groups and key informant interviews aiming to qualitatively assess the following domains: health/medical issues (i.e. side effects, breast cancer recurrence, long-term risks, genetic issues), psychosocial issues (coping, relationship and family concerns), beauty/body image, sexual functioning, fertility concerns, and work/school issues. In addition, the focus groups will be used to review the study materials and provide constructive feedback. In order to get a more diverse view of young womens concerns, we will conduct key informant interviews by telephone ...
Half of GPs said they believe swine flu is too mild to justify taking a vaccine … a nurse prepares a syringe during a mass immunisation exercise at Bolton arena in 2006 to test procedures in case of a flu pandemic. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA. Many GPs, as well as their patients, may be reluctant to be immunised against swine flu once a vaccine is developed, surveys suggest today.. A survey of GPs published on Healthcare Republic, the website of GP magazine, found that up to 60% of GPs may decline vaccination. Although the numbers who responded were small - 216 GPs - they are in line with a much bigger survey of nurses published a week ago by Nursing Times, which found that a third of 1,500 nurses would refuse vaccination.. A Canadian study published today in the journal Emerging Health Threats suggests the public, too, will have reservations that must be overcome if a vaccination campaign is to be successful in the autumn or winter. The study, which used focus groups to establish the likely ...
The concept of health system responsiveness is an important dimension of health system performance assessment. Further efforts have been made in recent years to improve the analysis of responsiveness measurements, yet few studies have applied the responsiveness concept to the evaluation of specific health care delivery structures. The objective of this study was to test the World Health Organizations (WHOs) responsiveness concept for an application in the evaluation of chronic disease care. In September and October 2012 we conducted four focus groups of chronically ill people (n = 38) in Germany, in which participants discussed their experiences and expectations regarding health care. The data was analyzed deductively (on the basis of the WHO responsiveness concept) and inductively using directed content analysis. Ten themes related to health system responsiveness and one theme (finances) not directly related to health system responsiveness, but of high importance to the focus group ...
Using focus group questions on employee training programs can help both HR managers and supervisors come up with the best training program including what specific duties an employee will have to learn or training required. Here, Jean Scheid discussed rules for these types of focus groups along with the right questions to ask prior to developing a new hire training plan.
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...
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
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, ...
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.. ...
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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.. ...
While focus groups provide a qualitative method of research, a guide as to how people think and feel about a given subject, written surveys offer a quantitative approach. Ive combined the above focus groups with written surveys and presented my clients with easy to read summaries of the research results.. In 1996, I was honored to receive the Jake Wittmer Award for outstanding research from the International Association of Business Communicators for a employee communications project entitled People Development Practices. The project also received the Gold Quill award.. ...
The Paper focuses on the inbound know-how transfer for the development of open innovation as an approach to business management. It can be a challenging task for useful and meaningful transfer of external know-how to create value, thus the addressed research questions are: What constitutes a successful know-how transfer? How to measure performance of know-how transfer? How transfer of know-how should be done? Qualitative research methods - participatory action research within a specific case and application of existing theories as well as focus groups discussions were applied to create the study and obtain triangulation. The paper applied both inductive and deductive reasoning. The research shows that learning outcomes based approach can be used for successful know-how transfer. Performance of know-how transfer is affected by accuracy of the stated aim (learning outcomes), applied teaching, learning and assessment methods and both internal and external environment characteristics of the stakeholders
each focus group.. Following the community focus groups, documentation for the practitioners will be developed based on intelligence from the reports from the community focus groups. Two focus groups will be conducted with staff working within the NHS England breast screening programme to identify whether there are genuine barriers to these positive actions, and what training and support needs they have.. The LGB&T Partnership will develop an equality and inclusion toolkit for use by staff working with breast screening services within England, informed by the findings from the community and practitioner focus groups. This will include practices that services can adopt in order to best meet the needs of a population group, such as provision of informational literature, communication, and actions of staff. This toolkit will also cover the most appropriate methods for targeted awareness raising within community groups. The toolkit will be reviewed by all partners to ensure it covers the breadth of ...
More analytically, the main objective of this research was to analyze perceptions of online university staff about e-learning and to create an inclusive definition of its concept, which could set the boundaries for their future activity in this sector. For this purpose, a literature review of the e-learning concept in peer-reviewed journals, web pages, reports and books was carried out. Once the most important definitions were collected and categorized in different groups, according to their approach, four focus groups were organized with the participation of twenty-five academics and managers from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in an attempt to understand how they interpret the concept of e-learning. This paper provides a valuable definition, which enables us to advance in the identification and analysis of how e-learning is carried out in different models. ...
Scrutinizing Data Collection Methods Professor Lisa High University of Windsor Existing Data vs. New Data First data collection decision: - Use existing data - New data gathered - How will the researcher generate data? Methods of Collection Historical research Secondary analysis Records Data Collection Methods When existing data is not available Developing a data collection plan = 3 types of approaches used most frequently: Self-reports (2) Observation (3) Physiologic measures (1) Dimensions of Data Collection Methods Four Dimensions: (1) Structure (2) Quantifiability (3) Obtrusiveness (4) Objectivity Self-report Methods Direct questioning Unstructured Reports: - Completely unstructured interviews - Focused or semi-structured interviews - Focus group interviews - Life histories - Diaries Self-report Methods Structured self-report - formal means of collection - written document = instrument Instrument is the interview schedule or questionnaire ( face to face or telephone) QUESTION FORMS: (a) ...
Results Forty-one patients sampled for a range of phenotypes and domains of disease activity took part: men=20; mean age=58 years (range 28-75; SD 11.4); mean disease duration=9 years (range 0.5-39; SD 8.3); mean HAQ=1 (range 0.0-2.5; SD 0.7). Over 60 outcomes were identified and grouped into 5 main categories:. 1. Symptoms: including pain (e.g. back, arms, hips); swelling (e.g. sausage digits; puffy hands); stiffness (e.g. feet, hands); fatigue (e.g. physically tired, mentally foggy); skin (e.g. red, itchy, flaky), and poor sleep.. 2. Personal impact: including physical (e.g. loss of fitness, restricted mobility); emotional (e.g. low mood, anxiety, anger); and social (e.g. embarrassment; isolation; loss of work).. 3. Negative outcomes from treatment: including experiences (e.g. side effects, nausea); fears (e.g. concerns about toxicity); and practical challenges (e.g. mode of administration; requirement of regular blood tests).. 4. Effective outcomes of treatment: including alleviation of ...
Video created by University of California, Davis for the course Quantitative Research. In this module, you will be able to identify the business objectives and assess the suitability for quantitative research. You will be able to build on ...
We have created an analytical workflow for the analysis of complex transcriptional data sets. GWTM uses a mathematical model to split the transcriptional response into its component parts, then applies a clustering method to group transcripts with similar behaviour. The factors controlling the predicted activities were identified using bioinformatics and verified experimentally. The method not only associates a target with its controlling transcription factor but also defines the confidence with which this association is made, allowing subsequent analysis of a gene list to be prioritized in a rational manner.. We have previously shown that by linking transcript levels measured in a time series, a dynamic picture of network activity can be created. We developed a mathematical modelling approach called HVDM that incorporates RNA production and degradation terms, and allows transcription factor activity to be deduced from microarray data. We term this activity the hidden variable because ...
Weve seen a surge in international online research that demands that our software is available in multiple languages, says Jim Longo, Itracks VP, Client Development. Weve responded by adding three languages immediately and slating others for development.. Itracks released their newest online focus group platform in March of this year. The immediate release of the multi-language version demonstrates Itracks commitment to responding to market demand with frequent, targeted up-dates.. The new, aesthetically pleasing interface has a more intuitive design, freeing researchers to focus on whats most important - the unfolding conversation. Additional functionality, such as breakout rooms, gives researchers more options.. We recently ran an online webinar featuring the new facility and it was very well received. We involved our clients in the development process and they appreciated seeing their suggestions come to life in the new version, said Jolene Vanthuyne, VP Marketing.. ###. About ...
The Future Focus Conference returned for its third time in Birmingham with the intention of providing an informative day to delegates, providing them with knowledge and an understanding as to the fundamental principles of Insurance together with an understanding as to what examiners are looking for when they mark the answer sheets.. Finally, an insight as to how the CILA exams rank against other qualifications was provided to illustrate that they are not merely formalities to undertake and pass. The event was well attended with all places being taken within the conference room.. A big vote of thanks has to go to Malcolm Hyde and Julie Robson who took on the task of presenting the various topics to the candidates over the day. In addition, the efforts of James Nathaniel and Laura Moir of the Future Focus group have to be noted in determining the structure of the event. Finally, thank you to Adeola Daramola of CILA for making the event run smoothly, by taking care of all the background issues that ...
"an exploratory study of childrens views of censorship , Focus Group , Censorship". Scribd. Retrieved 2018-12-16. Young, Craig A ... 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. ...
Kreuger, D. M. (1993). When to use Focus Groups and Why? Successful Focus Groups . Barbour.R (2008). Doing focus groups. ... the topic that is the subject of the research form a focus-group. Some of the features of focus-group discussions include each ... "Focus Groups". Social Research Update (19). Retrieved 28 January 2020. Freitas, H.; et al. (February 1998). "The Focus Group, A ... According to Lederman, focus-grouping is a "technique that involves the use of profound group interviews in which participants ...
Focus groups. Vol. 20. Sage, 2014. Dawn Iacobucci, Department of Marketing, Owen Graduate School of Management CV. Accessed ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Worlock, Kate (2004). "The Pros and Cons of Open Access". Nature Focus. Nature Publishing Group. Retrieved 2011-07-28. Beall, ... In May 2012, a group of open-access activists formed the Access2Research initiative that went on to launch a petition to the ... Nature Publishing Group. 411 (6837): 521. Bibcode:2001Natur.411..521L. doi:10.1038/35079151. PMID 11385534. Retrieved 27 ...
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"AGUs Cryosphere Focus Group". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Bozorgnia, Yousef; Bertero, Vitelmo V. (2004). Earthquake ... 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 ... In the third round of voting, the AfD parliamentary group withdrew the candidacy of Björn Höcke, leaving Bodo Ramelow as the ...
Street Paper Focus Group. Retrieved 13 March 2009. Hanks, Sinead; Swithinbank, Tessa (1999). "The Big Issue and other street ... International Network of Street Papers Street Paper Focus Group at the University of Washington. ... One popular street newspaper, The Big Issue, has been a focus of this controversy because it concentrates on attracting a large ... Unlike most street newspapers, the UK-based The Big Issue focuses mostly on celebrity news and interviews, rather than coverage ...
... a focus group study". International Journal of Audiology. 56 (12): 942-950. doi:10.1080/14992027.2017.1347290. PMID 28701055. ... The two groups had very similar profiles. This raises the worrying possibility that the diagnosis that a child receives may be ... In a study comparing children with a diagnosis of dyslexia and those with a diagnosis of APD, they found the two groups could ... Working Group on Auditory Processing Disorders (2005). "(Central) Auditory Processing Disorders-The Role of the Audiologist [ ...
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"Ließ sich von Millionärin adoptieren: Das turbulente Leben von Daniel Küblböck". FOCUS Online (in German). FOCUS Online Group ...
"IAS - Alumni Focus Groups". 29 January 2016. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016. "Akademie ... After his retirement in 2012 he moved to the TUM Institute for Advanced Study where he is leading the focus group 'Fundamental ... After a fellowship in the CERN theory group from 1975-1977 he was first a visitor and then a staff member in the Fermilab ... theory group from 1977 till 1982. He then became staff member of the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich (1982-1988). In ...
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... student and faculty focus groups; a broad survey of first-year students and faculty; and discussions and feedback among staff, ... administrators and important campus stakeholder groups. This evaluation focused on the feasibility and effectiveness of the ... affords new dynamics for collaborative learning as users can share the language learning process in small synchronous groups. ...
"Internet Focus Groups: An Oxymoron". Groups Plus, Inc. Young, pp. 34-35 Young, April 2005, p. 5 Young, p.10 Young, p.24 Young, ... 1960s - Qualitative focus groups gain in popularity. In addition, some advertisers call for more rigorous measurement of the in ... The following methods can be followed to pre-test an advertisement: Focus group discussion In-depth interview Projective ... The focus is on what the advertising has done for the brand, for example increasing brand awareness, trial, frequency of ...
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... focuses on the description of biologically plausible neurons (and neural systems) and their ... suggesting computational approaches to the study of how functional groups of neurons within the hippocampus and neocortex ... Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) - a computational neuroscience meeting with a systems neuroscience focus. ... UK Mathematical Neurosciences Meeting- a new yearly conference, focused on mathematical aspects. ...
A large group of researchers headed up by Dr. Hershel Toomim and his wife Marjorie have repeatedly found that NIR HEG training ... PIR has a poorer resolution than NIR and this treatment typically focuses on more global increases in cerebral blood flow.[3] ... Most research in HEG has focused on disorders of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), the cortical region directly behind the forehead ... With many symptoms reminiscent of ASD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has also been a focus of HEG research. ...
The programmes are defined by Commission civil servants that are aided by various official advisory group and lobby groups. E.g ... In FP6 and FP7 focus was still in technological research, in Horizon 2020 the focus is in innovation, delivering economic ... IPs specifically aim at fostering European competitiveness in basic research and applied science with a focus on "addressing ... The programme consists of three main research areas that are called "pillars": The first pillar, "Excellent Science", focuses ...
Several research groups have found evidence that these environmental factors are responsible for an increase in the risk of ... Instead of describing the abnormalities in structure and form, research focuses nowadays at decoding the molecular interactions ...
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Women seem to be at a greater risk as do certain ethnic groups,[10][126] such as South Asians, Pacific Islanders, Latinos, and ... Abate N, Chandalia M (2001). "Ethnicity and type 2 diabetes: focus on Asian Indians". Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications ... The World Health Organization recommends testing those groups at high risk[63] and in 2014 the USPSTF is considering a similar ... Management of type 2 diabetes focuses on lifestyle interventions, lowering other cardiovascular risk factors, and maintaining ...
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Most studies focus on the larger influences where the bulk of energy transfer occurs.[17] "These omissions and problems are ... Ecologists can broadly group all life forms into one of two trophic layers, the autotrophs and the heterotrophs. Autotrophs ... Elton[89] organized species into functional groups, which formed the basis for the trophic system of classification in Raymond ... Elton organized species into functional groups, which was the basis for Raymond Lindeman's classic and landmark paper in 1942 ...
There are also reasons why a placebo treatment group may outperform a "no-treatment" group in a test which are not related to a ... Some critics of alternative medicine are focused upon health fraud, misinformation, and quackery as public health problems, ... Nature Publishing Group. 462 (7274): 711. doi:10.1038/462711a. PMID 20010660.. *^ Gorski, DH; Novella, SP (September 2014). " ... "CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of ...
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Variants of focus groups include: Two-way focus group - one focus group watches another focus group and discusses the observed ... focus groups can be used for learning about group attitudes and patterns of interaction. An advantage of focus groups is their ... web focus groups - live group conducted over the phone and online with 6 to 8 participants. When conducting a focus-group ... He later established focus groups for the Bureau of Applied Social Research. The use of focus groups by sociologists gained ...
An online focus group is one type of focus group, and is a sub-set of online research methods. They are typically an ... Like in-person focus groups, online groups are usually limited to 8-10 participants. Whiteboard exercises and the ability to ... In addition to the savings on travel, online focus groups often can be accomplished faster than traditional groups because ... While at a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona in June, 1995 they led an online focus group on the Perdiem laxative brand which ...
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A focus group can probe the reasons for that sort of low enthusiasm. The art lies in asking questions that get at the emotional ... A better tool is a well-designed focus group, such as the one that Hart moderated Thursday night, one of a series he is ... The group was partisan by design, yet their dejection about politicians had a bipartisan cast. None said that the Republican ... If this person were not a politician, what profession would he or she be in, he asked the group, pointing to each candidate in ...
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  • Instead of a researcher individually asking group members questions, focus groups use group interaction to explore and clarify the beliefs, opinions, and views of participants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The interactivity of focus groups allows researchers to obtain qualitative data from multiple participants, often making focus groups a relatively quick and convenient research method. (wikipedia.org)
  • From there, Merton created an interviewing procedure to gain further insight into the subjective reactions of focus-group participants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another advantage is that a focus group can allow participants to learn from one another as they exchange views and to understand research as an enriching experience. (wikipedia.org)
  • Participants are recruited on the basis of their similarity to members of the demographic groups targeted as potential consumers of the product. (wikipedia.org)
  • Like in-person focus groups, online groups are usually limited to 8-10 participants. (wikipedia.org)
  • A new emerging type of online focus group is one where there are only single participants, with no moderator (unmoderated online focus groups). (wikipedia.org)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,256,663 is summarized as 'System and Method For Conducting Focus Groups Using Remotely Located Participants Over A Computer Network. (wikipedia.org)
  • Focus Group Participants Wanted - Register Now! (constantcontact.com)
  • Focus groups are a qualitative research technique used to gather information about insights, feelings, expertise, and experiences from a small group, usually eight to 12 participants, who share a similar experience or background. (drexel.edu)
  • Focus groups are different from one-on-one interviews and interviews in which individuals are interviewed in a group setting in that they emphasize interaction between participants as crucial to the process, enabling a fuller assessment of the group's perspective and experience. (drexel.edu)
  • In the program planning process, researchers and program administrators can use a variety of focus groups to understand the language used by the participants to describe the topic in question, explore the breadth of opinion and anticipate concerns, and generate ideas that can be further tested. (drexel.edu)
  • For participants from low-income and other marginalized communities, the group setting may provide participants with support from other group members that enables them to feel more comfortable in describing personal experiences or expressing critical views. (drexel.edu)
  • Recruitment of participants for separate focus groups according to particular criteria (e.g. new TANF recipients versus those who have received TANF for more than two years) allows researchers to compare differences in opinions and experiences among subgroups in the population of interest. (drexel.edu)
  • Sixteen focus group discussions (FGDs) were organised in four districts representing different regions in Vietnam and consisting of men and women, TB patients and non-TB participants. (repec.org)
  • PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two focus groups were conducted with 414 patients from 5 geographically diverse ophthalmic and optometric sites to identify the content area of a questionnaire for use among persons with myopia and hyperopia. (rand.org)
  • An issue brief presents new research examining consumer focus group participants' attitudes and beliefs about rising health care costs and their effects on U.S. households. (rwjf.org)
  • The new research also finds that as a result of the increase in health care costs, focus group participants are changing how they operate within the health care system. (rwjf.org)
  • Adolescent participants in this study will be assigned to one of three 2-hour focus group sessions, each at a different site. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 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)
  • Potential focus group participants could include school or school district administrators, school faculty and staff, school-age children, or parents or guardians of school-age children. (cdc.gov)
  • Each individual focus group should include a manageable number of participants (generally no more than 8-10, but potentially fewer if virtual) and should not exceed 120 minutes. (cdc.gov)
  • Depending on your needs and local context, you should select the questions provided in this focus group guide that are most relevant to the evaluation questions you have identified and the in-depth information you are seeking from participants about their perceptions and experiences of mitigation strategies. (cdc.gov)
  • The specificity of the focus group guide will depend on the purpose of the focus group and the sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, race and ethnicity, education level, and income) of the focus group participants. (cdc.gov)
  • Not all the focus group questions are relevant for all focus group participants. (cdc.gov)
  • The online discussion groups will take place over a three-day period, during which participants will be exposed to strategic messaging approaches and asked to "blog" their responses. (fda.gov)
  • In the model proposed in this guide, focus group participants are selected on the basis of criteria that ensure the life setting under study is well represented. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • Several focus group sessions may be needed to enable all potential participants to take part in the discussions. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • OpinionPond™ can also deliver respondents at less cost than recruiting the same number of participants for a focus group project. (greenbook.org)
  • Mattel is currently looking for participants in a focus group on January 25, 2018 at 9 a.m. in their El Segundo, CA location. (babycenter.com)
  • Allow observers to watch live online focus groups where they can see group interactions and collaborate behind the scenes without being seen by participants. (focusvision.com)
  • Focus groups let participants react to information in a semi-structured environment. (ufl.edu)
  • The objective is to gain the most detailed insight possible regarding the opinions of focus group participants in a short period of time. (ufl.edu)
  • Each focus group consisted of between 7 and 10 participants and lasted for about 90 minutes. (ufl.edu)
  • These groups were designed to get participants to think about and discuss in-depth the how, when, where, how-often, and why behind their decisions whether or not to purchase seafood. (ufl.edu)
  • Practical approaches to determining the appropriate use of focus group studies, design options, developing questions, recruiting participants, moderating skills, and analyzing and reporting results are emphasized. (umn.edu)
  • Used in qualitative research, the interviews involve a group of people who are asked about their perceptions, attitudes, opinions, beliefs, and views regarding many different topics (e.g., from abortion to political views to commercial products or services). (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • This approach guarantees that the groups provide a wide range of viewpoints and perceptions, and can thus help to shed light on the different opinions and degree of consensus that exist on a given topic, such as the feeling of safety in a regional county municipality (RCM) or a municipality. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • In safety diagnoses, focus groups are used primarily to gather the opinions and perceptions of a population about the following safety-related topics: the safety of a particular life setting, the feeling of safety, and problems that cause concern, be they disorder, incivility, crime or victimization. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • Outcomes of Camping: Perceptions from Camper Focus Groups. (ed.gov)
  • As an initial step in this research project, focus groups were conducted in Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties to gain insight into seafood consumption patterns and perceptions and to facilitate the construction of a detailed telephone summary. (ufl.edu)
  • Focus group research is not used to collect large amounts of data, but as an input into a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and perceptions. (ufl.edu)
  • Focus groups have also been indicated as useful for evaluating federal and state policies and demonstrations, as the focus group methodology can generate answers to a wide variety of questions that can be difficult to address in time- and resource-limited environments. (drexel.edu)
  • This is in contrast to the focus group methodology which consists of a facilitated discussion between a professional moderator and a panel of respondents (typically, 8 to 10). (greenbook.org)
  • however, the choice of methodology always depends on the objectives of the research, and we still use focus groups for many engagements. (greenbook.org)
  • The remainder of this document will outline the methodology used and the present the key findings of the focus group study. (ufl.edu)
  • Focus groups are a fast and effective way to elicit information and perspectives from a variety of key informants simultaneously. (drexel.edu)
  • Focus groups were conducted to elicit parent and provider opinions. (aappublications.org)
  • Elicit the opinions of several stakeholders or groups so as to gain a better grasp of the similarities and differences between their opinions. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • Focus groups are used in market research and studies of people's political views. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus focus groups constitute a research method that researchers organize for the purpose of collecting qualitative data, through interactive and directed discussions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Focus groups first started as a research method in the 1940s in the context of market research concerning radio soap operas. (wikipedia.org)
  • He later established focus groups for the Bureau of Applied Social Research. (wikipedia.org)
  • this difference is especially important for indigenous researchers who employ focus groups to conduct research on their own ethnic group. (wikipedia.org)
  • An online focus group is one type of focus group, and is a sub-set of online research methods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Online focus groups are appropriate for consumer research, business to business research and political research. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to the savings on travel, online focus groups often can be accomplished faster than traditional groups because respondents are recruited from online panel members who are often qualified to match research criteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • As with in-person groups, the skill of the moderator, the quality of the recruiting and the ability to tie the results to research objectives and business decisions is critical to the value of the research to the client. (wikipedia.org)
  • The case study and focus group research addressed our questions about how healthcare system restructuring has affected work health and safety. (cdc.gov)
  • Despite the fact that focus groups are an ideal research tool for studying and employing group communication in action, many research practitioners and scholars have missed the opportunity to utilize them to their maximum benefit. (routledge.com)
  • This book helps readers of all stages of experience - including those with no background in focus group research to those practitioners with more focus group expertise - understand how a communication approach to focus groups takes advantage of this discipline's rich scholarship in group communication and discourse analysis. (routledge.com)
  • This research brief describes focus groups and the settings in which they are used, their use in program development and evaluation, and some considerations for conducting effective focus group research. (drexel.edu)
  • Focus groups originated as a form of market research that would provide quick, in-depth feedback regarding specific products and services. (drexel.edu)
  • Beginning in the late 1980s, public health practitioners and other social scientists began using focus groups in order to supplement other qualitative research techniques in developing programs, policies, and interventions to promote health and wellbeing. (drexel.edu)
  • During last night's presidential address before a joint session of Congress on the American Jobs Act , Democratic public opinion firm Hart Research Associates conducted the kind of interactive dial focus group popularized by Republican pollster Frank Luntz . (mediaite.com)
  • According to Hart Research, the group was composed of "swing voters" who left the speech with a much more positive attitude toward President Obama's handling of the economy than they had going in. (mediaite.com)
  • Workers to come to a research focus group to talk about recruitment and retention issues for a major employer of Social Workers. (communitycare.co.uk)
  • The Neonatal Lung Injury & Pulmonary Hypertension Focus Group is a research group dedicated to improving the health of infants with pulmonary disease through innovative basic science, clinical, and translational research. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Investigators in the Center for Perinatal Research and The Ohio State University, led by Dr. Jennifer Trittmann, have formed the Lung Injury and Pulmonary Hypertension Focus Group. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Our group consists of 6 senior faculty and 3 junior faculty, and thus is an important mechanism for research training, resulting in manuscript publishing and grant proposal applications. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • The results corroborate the view that the research setting influences the findings production process in qualitative research, and might be the basis for a theory of online focus group techniques that can orient the researcher in choosing the online focus group technique best suited to his or her study aims and topics. (igi-global.com)
  • Qualitative research technique consisting of a group interview conducted by a moderator in an e-environment, focused on a specific research topic. (igi-global.com)
  • The company's clients include networks of hospitals and clinics, insurers, and research groups like the American Diabetes Association. (xconomy.com)
  • With moderate complexity classification and a streamlined workflow, our Simplexa Direct Strep test could potentially benefit a large number of the many millions of people suspected of strep each year,' said Michelle Tabb, PhD, Vice President of Research and Development for Focus Diagnostics. (news-medical.net)
  • The Volvo Group has been carrying out research into autonomous vehicles and the transport systems of the future for several years. (volvogroup.com)
  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada - October 6, 2010 - itracks, the world-leading expert in online focus groups and patent holder for qualitative applications, today announced the release of a new qualitative research offering that simulates in-person focus groups by utilizing streaming video technology. (itracks.com)
  • The itracks Video Focus Group application facilitates video streaming technology and provides advanced reporting for marketing and market research professionals. (itracks.com)
  • Leading market research professionals and Fortune 500 companies recognize itracks' online applications as the most client-focused, reliable and flexible available. (itracks.com)
  • Focus Groups are built on the concept of providing opportunities to network with field leaders, exposure for your research program, and to become a vital part of your research community. (controlledreleasesociety.org)
  • OrDD focuses on research for the formulation and manufacturing of small molecule and biologic drugs to maximize their oral bioavailability. (controlledreleasesociety.org)
  • Thirty percent of physical servers are sitting "comatose" according to research findings from Anthesis Group. (cxotoday.com)
  • This article explores the differences between social media research tools and traditional focus groups. (greenbook.org)
  • Do social media research tools produce better results than traditional focus groups? (greenbook.org)
  • Qualitative research consultants - focus group moderators specialized in conducting, managing, and analyzing focus group sessions with female and male homosexuals. (greenbook.org)
  • While significant research has been conducted on seafood consumption, little of it has focused on the 55 and above age group, an age group with much potential to gain from the consumption of seafood. (ufl.edu)
  • Focus groups are commonly used in marketing research. (ufl.edu)
  • The power of focus group research is its ability to discover the motivations driving the purchasing behavior of target audience consumers. (ufl.edu)
  • A moderator invites pre-screened, qualified respondents who represent the target of interest to log on to conferencing software at a pre-arranged time and to take part in an online focus group. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the best discussions, as with face to face groups, respondents interact with each other as well as the moderator in real time to generate deeper insights about the topic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Respondents in all three types of groups indicated that purchasing and wearing glasses should be delayed in children with early myopia and might be harmful. (aao.org)
  • Sixty youth ages 12-17 who have never tried tobacco products will be grouped into four online discussion groups of 15 respondents each based on age and self-reported "openness" to trying tobacco. (fda.gov)
  • Ensure that focus group sessions start on time and eliminate the need to troubleshoot tech issues for you or your respondents. (focusvision.com)
  • g. understand how to write focus group findings. (routledge.com)
  • This document, prepared for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), presents key findings and trends from a series of focus groups which RAND Europe conducted at a tri-Service level. (rand.org)
  • Focus groups provide insight into doctor-patient communications and can inform efforts to improve primary prevention in the clinical setting. (aappublications.org)
  • Although its principal function is to provide information for parents concerning child development, injury prevention has become an important focus of anticipatory guidance. (aappublications.org)
  • Focus groups can be conducted by phone, web conference or in person (ensuring appropriate COVID-19 prevention strategies are in place). (cdc.gov)
  • For example, parents may not be aware of all prevention strategies implemented in their child's school so the moderator would want to adapt or delete this question depending on the local context and level of involvement of that specific group of parents (e.g., parent-teacher association members versus non-members). (cdc.gov)
  • Services for prevention and treatment of drug abuse are an integral part of HIV prevention and treatment for these groups. (cdc.gov)
  • Morry's Camp specifically serves low-income and at-risk New York City youth by providing a maintenance and prevention program focused on the camp community, youth development, and education. (ed.gov)
  • The critical thing to understand about the opioid crisis is that it isn't a single catastrophic event like a terrible hurricane hitting a city," said Andrew Burki, chief public policy officer for the Hanley Foundation, a nonprofit focused on substance abuse treatment and prevention. (registerguard.com)
  • In combination with participant observation, focus groups can be used for learning about group attitudes and patterns of interaction. (wikipedia.org)
  • In her role as the Program Manager at the Women Crisis Centre, Lolo conducted focus group discussions to learn the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors around violence against women. (allafrica.com)
  • To use focus groups alone to tackle the task of understanding consumer attitudes would not be a cost-efficient method, nor would it be likely to produce results that are representative of the general population. (ufl.edu)
  • Program evaluation teams also utilize focus groups for post-program evaluation as well as needs assessment and strategic planning. (drexel.edu)
  • In the social sciences and urban planning, focus groups allow interviewers to study people in a more natural conversational pattern than typically occurs in a one-to-one interview. (wikipedia.org)
  • Draft technical reports that address standardization gaps and identify new standardization work items to be taken up by its parent group, ITU-T Study Group 5 (Environment and climate change). (itu.int)
  • The Focus Group completed its work on 2nd March 2015 and submitted the deliverables to ITU-T Study Group 5. (itu.int)
  • This work will continue in the relevant study groups. (itu.int)
  • TSAG designated SG-5 as the lead SG on Environment and Climate Change and established the Joint Coordination Activity on ICTs and climate change (JCA-ICT&CC) to coordinate work amongst the ITU-T Study Groups, and to liaise with the ITU-R and ITU-D Sectors. (itu.int)
  • Whatever your opinion of focus groups, there's one clear takeaway from this study: President Obama's focus will continue to be on independent voters. (mediaite.com)
  • This presentation uses an iPhone app case study to demonstrate tools and tips for conducting an effective online diary study, combined with an online focus group session. (slideshare.net)
  • The FDA's recent decision to convene focus groups to study potential changes to the agency's policy on direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising is part of an FDA effort to stall reform while an interim commissioner heads the agency, according to industry experts. (fdanews.com)
  • The focus group study obtained consumer reactions to several model contraceptive efficacy tables and graphs. (cdc.gov)
  • In an interview with Environmental Working Group , he noted that science has advanced in ways that now make it possible to study the often-subtle effects of chemical and other exposures on our bodies and on children's vulnerable bodies. (ewg.org)
  • Bernard Hodes Group, a provider of integrated talent solutions, announced the results of its Hodes 2007 Workplace Study - Playing for Keeps/Recruiting for Retention. (certmag.com)
  • The authors of this study conducted separate focus groups of teenagers, their parents and teachers in order to better understand the barriers to wearing glasses among children in rural China. (aao.org)
  • Shed light, through participant interaction, on the dynamics between different groups in the study area. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • The study population included 141 adolescents in 7th and 10th grade from 2 urban schools in St Paul, Minn, who participated in 21 focus groups. (nih.gov)
  • The mission of IPTV Focus Group is to coordinate and promote the development of global IPTV standards, taking into account the existing work of the ITU study groups as well as Standards Developing Organizations, Fora and Consortia. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
  • In this study, six focus groups were held in Florida, four in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties (Miami area) and two in Hillsborough County (Tampa area), in October and November of 2007. (ufl.edu)
  • Design Qualitative study consisting of six patient groups, six health professional groups, and six combined focus groups. (bmj.com)
  • The agency recently announced that it intends to conduct 20 focus group studies annually, with approximately 10 focus groups and 200 focus group sessions, focusing on DTC ads, physician labeling, risk communication and other topics. (fdanews.com)
  • You can add, remove, or change the focus group questions below to align with the purpose of the focus group and your evaluation questions, and to fit within the time allotted to conduct the focus group. (cdc.gov)
  • The software allows users to conduct one-on-one or group interviews, with transcripts available immediately after the session is finished. (itracks.com)
  • Reach a broader, more diverse set of your customers and get to the heart of their truth in a matter of minutes by conducting powerful video interviews and online focus groups quickly and easily from anywhere using a secure, compliant platform with all the functionality you need to conduct, capture and use your data. (focusvision.com)
  • Marketers can use the information collected from focus groups to obtain insights on a specific product, controversy, or topic. (wikipedia.org)
  • a business to better target its products to the right customers by identifying the specific needs and wants of customer groups and then using those insights into providing products and services which meet customer needs. (bartleby.com)
  • Unlike focus groups that have to be scheduled at a particular point in time, OpinionPond™ can be implemented to capture insights from customers who have just interacted with your product or service. (greenbook.org)
  • Whiteboard' exercises and the ability to mark up concepts or other visual stimuli simulate many of the characteristics of in-person groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • Systematic analysis of the conversational and thematic characteristics of all discussion transcripts revealed interesting characteristics of the four focus group techniques considered. (igi-global.com)
  • If group members are representative of a larger population, those reactions can be expected to reflect the views of that larger population. (wikipedia.org)
  • ID focuses on new approaches in drug delivery to selectively target immune cells in peripheral tissues, diseased tissues, and at the primary sites of immunological reactions. (controlledreleasesociety.org)
  • Please turn to Page 2 for more on how to develop new hire training via your focus group. (brighthub.com)
  • While the agency usually uses focus groups to develop new policies, experts following the DTC ad issue said the move will only act to delay the development of meaningful policy. (fdanews.com)
  • 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)
  • We'd 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. (wa.gov)
  • This service was first brought to market by www.userlytics.com,[citation needed] and initially focused on the website usability and user experience field. (wikipedia.org)
  • Instructors of classes with fewer than five students may request an End-of-Term Focus Group to gather feedback since Course and Teacher Evaluations (CTECs) will not be administered. (northwestern.edu)
  • Each individual focus group should be made up of similar individuals, so the number of focus groups will depend on how many different types of groups from which you want to gather information. (cdc.gov)
  • Focus groups are often used in program development and design. (drexel.edu)
  • The group was partisan by design, yet their dejection about politicians had a bipartisan cast. (latimes.com)
  • So it seems to me, in that circumstance we're doing a real disservice to our national literature with the workshop and it really is exactly like a test screening for a motion picture or a focus group to talk about a new car design or a new detergent or something. (bigthink.com)
  • My graduate level lighting design classes are small, focused, and critique based. (northwestern.edu)
  • Sholar Group Architects approach totally integrates the client, design and construction from the beginning of the project to the end. (prweb.com)
  • BBDD focuses on the bioinspired and biomimetic strategies for the design of advanced drug delivery systems. (controlledreleasesociety.org)
  • NNDD focuses on integrative discussions in the field of nanomedicine and biomedical nanotechnology for the design of advanced drug delivery systems. (controlledreleasesociety.org)
  • Together with a group of engineers and health coaches who are joining forces to re-design how behavioral services are provided to everyone, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, we are here to listen to you and learn from you. (eventbrite.com)
  • A qualitative descriptive design with focus groups was used. (springer.com)
  • As a result, this group will design and produce training resources for supporting the ELIXIR community, based on the standards and approaches established by the ELIXIR Training Platform. (elixir-europe.org)
  • A focus group is also a technique used by sociologists, psychologists, and researchers in communication studies, education, political science, and public health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers should select members of the focus group carefully in order to obtain useful information. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, teachers, other professionals, and researchers can also be recruited to participate in focus groups to ascertain those individuals' library-related needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Few researchers have the skills that enable them to approach focus group facilitation and analysis from a communication point of view. (routledge.com)
  • Researchers are conducting focus groups to investigate physical activity patterns among working fathers. (k-state.edu)
  • The introduction of Video Focus Group software comes on the heels of the successful launch of itracks′ Social Media Monitoring application which was developed specifically for market researchers. (itracks.com)
  • Taipei, May 7 (CNA) Three different groups of COVID-19 infections have been identified among employees of Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) and the Novotel airport hotel in Taoyuan and their relatives, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday. (focustaiwan.tw)
  • A trained staff member will pose questions from CTECs and Searle's Small Group Analysis questionnaire. (northwestern.edu)
  • CONCLUSIONS: Using focus groups, the authors were able to identify content areas and aspects of visual functioning in persons with refractive error that are not measured by standard visual acuity testing in the clinic or by other vision-targeted, health-related quality of life instruments such as the 25- or 51-item National Eye Institute-Visual Functioning Questionnaire. (rand.org)
  • Recruitment techniques, facilitator selection, and analysis plan are all important to the effectiveness of focus groups. (drexel.edu)
  • The focus group facilitator should review the various tasks of each job description prior to meeting start and align questions for the focus group to discuss. (brighthub.com)
  • A focus group is a group discussion led by a facilitator. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • METHODS: A standard protocol was used to structure each focus group discussion, and groups were led by centrally trained moderators at each participating site. (rand.org)
  • That's a major advantage over other molecular methods of diagnosing Group A Strep, which may be more labor intensive to perform. (news-medical.net)
  • Which groups cannot be contacted with other data collection methods? (inspq.qc.ca)
  • While the focus group is taking place, the researcher either takes notes and/or records the discussion for later note-taking in order to learn from the group. (wikipedia.org)
  • An advantage of focus groups is their fairly low cost compared to surveys because focus groups allow a researcher to obtain results relatively quickly and increase the sample size by including several people at once. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although trained as a quantitative researcher, Krueger teaches courses and workshops on focus group interviews throughout the United States and internationally. (umn.edu)
  • The survey was conducted among both full- and part-time employees, and it focuses on drivers for retention and how companies should focus recruiting efforts on retaining top talent. (certmag.com)
  • With attraction and retention identified as key development areas, the Membership Focus Group has been looking at how to ensure that a new recruit's expectations match his actual experiences. (freemasonrytoday.com)
  • In the near future, NQC will hold two focus groups to help us identify and understand the current needs of Ryan White grantees. (constantcontact.com)
  • The scope of the Focus Group was to identify from the standardization viewpoint, within the competences of ITU-T, the impact of ICTs on Climate Change, in particular the reduction of ICT's own emissions over their entire lifecycle (direct impact), the mitigation that follows through the adoption of ICTs in other relevant sectors (indirect impact), and facilitating the monitoring of relevant climate parameters. (itu.int)
  • Council Chairman Brad Benson initially said the workshop on Dec. 4 would also focus on downtown development, but Olbricht noted that the discussion with the arts council and the other tenants at the Adams Memorial Building, including the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, might take up all the time that night. (unionleader.com)
  • Similar to focus groups, clients can observe the discussion and make comments to the moderator. (greenbook.org)
  • In marketing, focus groups are seen as an important tool for acquiring feedback regarding new products and other marketing-related topics. (wikipedia.org)
  • The focus group, over the course of the last century, became an increasingly vital part of the way companies and politicians sold their products and policies with few areas of life, from salad dressing to health care legislation to our favorite TV shows, left untouched by moderators questioning controlled groups about what they liked and didn't. (indiebound.org)
  • As elites became increasingly detached from the general public, they relied ever more on focus groups, whether to win votes or to sell products. (indiebound.org)
  • Focus Diagnostics, the clinical-laboratory products business of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), today announced the FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate-complexity categorization for its Simplexa Group A Strep Direct Kit. (news-medical.net)
  • Montreal-based LaunchLeap, which uses an online platform to let customers give feedback on products that are still in development, was able to give Raplapla focus-group-like access usually only affordable to large companies. (financialpost.com)
  • Focus Products Group International LLC. (retail-merchandiser.com)
  • Practitioners developing an intervention to address a specific concern or health problem use focus groups to explicitly involve the community of focus in identifying their needs and assets, as well as barriers and promoting factors for a particular program or intervention. (drexel.edu)
  • Madison, WI-based Forward Health Group , which develops digital tools allowing clinicians to group together patients with similar diagnoses and other attributes, says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved its PopulationManager software as a so-called "qualified registry" for 2017. (xconomy.com)
  • The group will collaborate with local congregations, urging them to become active in public policy, while promoting good health as a "unique part of our spiritual life," Leslie Watson-Malachi, the organization's national policy director, said. (thebody.com)
  • This section focuses on topics related to human or animal health, and medicine. (curlie.org)
  • Simplexa Group A Strep Direct is a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of Group A Streptococcus bacteria directly from throat swabs. (news-medical.net)
  • The most prevalent form of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is strep throat (pharyngitis), a condition most common in children aged 5-15. (news-medical.net)
  • The Simplexa Group A Strep Direct test is intended for the in vitro qualitative detection of group A Streptococcus from throat swabs collected from human patients with signs and symptoms of pharyngitis, such as sore throat. (news-medical.net)
  • Meridian Bioscience said this week that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Illumigene Group B Streptococcus test . (genomeweb.com)
  • Focus groups are an important tool in program development and evaluation, as they provide the contextual information necessary for a program that meets the needs of the population in focus. (drexel.edu)
  • Focus groups have been successfully used to evaluate public assistance programs, such as an evaluation of a state energy assistance pilot program. (drexel.edu)
  • 1.2 Focusing your evaluation 1.3 Words to live by Unit Two: Linking Program Development & Evaluation 2.1 Program objectives 2.2 Logic model 2.3 Creating an evaluation plan Summer Break Unit Three: Observations 3.1 Observations Unit Four: Interviews and Focus Groups 4.1 Interviews 4.2 Focus groups Unit Five: Questionnaires 5.1 Why use questionnaires? (scribd.com)
  • A focus group is a group interview involving a small number of demographically similar people. (wikipedia.org)
  • This focus group is for people living in or caring for those in WNY, specifically Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties. (eventbrite.com)
  • several people strongly concerned about traditional values, a Realtor, a sales rep, a couple of bookkeepers, a stay-at-home mother of four -- white, with an average age in the mid-40s, the 11 registered Republicans and one independent answering Hart's questions provided a cross section of the ideologies and occupational groups that define the GOP electorate. (latimes.com)
  • And, in a society where many feel increasingly powerless, the focus group has at least offered the illusion that ordinary people can be heard and that their opinions count. (indiebound.org)
  • Family History The two groups of people that I focus on for this project are my maternal grandparents and my parents. (bartleby.com)
  • Tensions came to a head last week at the monthly downtown Art Walk, when 17 people were arrested after police moved in on a group of protesters chalking the sidewalks. (latimes.com)
  • It will give you much food for thought, although the people in the focus group might want some too. (meetup.com)
  • There's a new, more aggressive group interested in solving social problems in Howard County called People Acting Together in Howard. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Seventeen older people recruited from daytime activity centres participated in the focus groups ( n = 4). (springer.com)
  • With Freemasonry sharing many of the same values as the Scouting movement, we find out about the ongoing support that our masonic charities have provided to encourage more young people to join their local groups. (freemasonrytoday.com)
  • I am installing a focus group room, i.e. a place where several people meet around a table and talk about a particular topic leaded by a trained specialist. (shure.com)
  • I've always thought focus groups were a nonsense - far too small a sample size to get decent feeback on ideas, though sometimes good for brainstorming new ideas that wouldn't occur to people too steeped in poltical traditions. (thestandard.org.nz)
  • Even with those advances, only one in 10 people suffering from opioid addiction will get treatment this year, according to Fay Zenoff, executive director of Open Recovery, a group working to end the stigma associated with addiction. (registerguard.com)
  • Using focus group questions on employee training with existing staff can help to alleviate training woes. (brighthub.com)
  • Some questions may reveal other areas that need to be explored during the group session, so ensure important ideas are discussed as well. (brighthub.com)
  • Writing a training program for a new hire will be enchanced by using focus group questions on employee training development. (brighthub.com)
  • We answer questions from media, arrange press conferences and interviews with Group Management and are responsible for press releases. (volvogroup.com)
  • Any thoughts about how to best show the application and which questions to ask to get the most valuable feedback from the group? (meetup.com)
  • Once again, your team must try to answer the following questions: "Which groups are more likely to provide us with information on the questions that are of interest to us? (inspq.qc.ca)
  • If you answered YES to both questions, we invite you to participate in an artist-centric focus group on Wednesday, May 2. (futureofmusic.org)
  • However, when used in combination with future quantitative analysis, such as a telephone survey, focus groups can provide the needed input for developing questions. (ufl.edu)
  • Focus groups are usually employed in the early stages of product or concept development, when organizations are trying to determine the overall direction of a marketing initiative. (wikipedia.org)
  • It operates under the banner of the Industrial Areas Foundation, he said, which is an umbrella group that helps sponsor local organizations for social change. (baltimoresun.com)
  • On October 11, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in cooperation with the European Standards Organizations (ESOs), convened the ANSI-ESO Joint Presidents Group (JPG) meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to continue a more than twenty-year dialogue on standards and conformity assessment in support of U.S.-EU trade. (ansi.org)
  • Present stimuli, share screens, mark-up screens, run card sort exercises, polls and more in your online interviews and focus groups. (focusvision.com)
  • Group members are often free to talk and interact with each other. (wikipedia.org)
  • Members of the group were aware of some potential problems: "Volatile" "combustible" and "opinionated" were among the adjectives offered to describe Gingrich, and several brought up his three marriages and acknowledged affairs. (latimes.com)
  • This group focuses on finding our Scots Covenanter ancestors who were sent to is a Public Group with 170 members. (yahoo.com)
  • The group undertakes activities with the aim of encouraging CILA members to achieve CILA qualifications, predominantly focussing on members with no CILA qualifications at present. (cila.co.uk)
  • As a group Future Focus want to encourage members of CILA to become involved and undertake the examinations on offer as they demonstrate a high level of achievement and professional knowledge within the Insurance Claims market. (cila.co.uk)
  • CRS Focus Groups are international in scope and include members from industry, academia, and government, interested to exchange knowledge and ideas. (controlledreleasesociety.org)
  • The five cases involved a pilot, a flight attendant and three family members of two pilots, one of whom was the first case confirmed in the CAL-Novotel group infections on April 20, Lo said. (focustaiwan.tw)
  • Team members must then clearly establish the goals of the focus group and the topics that will be discussed. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • The results from the latest survey conducted by the Membership Focus Group concentrate on the joining experience of new members. (freemasonrytoday.com)
  • The operation resulted in the arrest of 49 suspected members of the criminal group, 58 properties were searched, and authorities seized laptops, hard disks, telephones, tablets, credit cards and cash, SIM cards, memory sticks, forged documents and bank account documents. (forensicfocus.com)
  • The objectives were a conscious component of the camp program and a source of focused attention with campers. (ed.gov)
  • 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). (wa.gov)
  • 11 , 12 These results confirm independent results of a national survey 13 and regional focus groups conducted in California. (aappublications.org)
  • Because the purpose of a focus group is to brainstorm and come up with solutions and not a venue for ideas only, using focus group results is key to implementing new hire training. (brighthub.com)
  • This area focuses on the definition of the best practices for developing, sharing and reusing Machine Learning approaches (including, but not limited to, Machine Learning models, algorithms, frameworks and protocols). (elixir-europe.org)
  • My body was heavily bruised', said one focus group participant. (allafrica.com)
  • They are always rubbing each other in public", said one focus group participant. (allafrica.com)
  • Feedback from SGAs and end-of-term focus groups is critical and shapes the content of my course both in assessing the workload and to engender effective communication between me and my students. (northwestern.edu)
  • The ferrets had three goals in mind for the redesign: Focus on larger images, show larger images, and please can the content be larger. (cuteoverload.com)
  • Transcripts were analyzed using thematic content analysis, and summaries for each category were compared across groups. (mdpi.com)
  • Under the auspices of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, this focus group seeks to engage in a deep conversation on the issues related to, but also surrounding this proposed Charter of Values. (mcgill.ca)
  • This focus group guide pdf icon contains sections that are adaptable for your local context. (cdc.gov)
  • These changes were necessary to ensure the success of the Real Estate group in the context of a weakened global real estate market, especially in the United States. (newswire.ca)
  • There is also a sense among the immigrant rights groups that advocates of tougher immigration enforcement are having more success. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Can neural responses of a small group of individuals predict the behavior of large-scale populations? (nih.gov)
  • I'm not sure if you can call Delta and ask if you can participate in the focus group if you live in the Seattle area or if they have other ones going on in other places. (insideflyer.com)
  • The PBCC has been invited to participate in a focus group. (pabreastcancer.org)
  • NQC regularly relies on focus groups to draw on the experience and expertise of our grantee partners. (constantcontact.com)
  • One you have completed one focus group, additional groups are easy to implement based on prior experience. (brighthub.com)
  • Relevant experience and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group. (wa.gov)
  • During the Second World War, Robert K. Merton set out to analyze the effectiveness of propaganda with the use of focus groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of focus groups by sociologists gained popularity in the 1980s when Merton published a report on focused interviews. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unit Three: Observations 3.1 Observations Unit Four: Interviews & Focus Groups 4.1 Interviews 4.2 Focus groups Unit Five: Questionnaires 5.1 Why use questionnaires? (scribd.com)
  • Save your presentation structure for the next round(s) of interviews or focus groups. (focusvision.com)
  • Focus Groups aim at delivering high quality science in specialist areas and will provide a tool for scientific interactions (electronic or face-to-face) in specialist topics. (controlledreleasesociety.org)
  • With the integration of HIVQUAL activities into the National Quality Center (NQC) in August 2013, the scope of the Regional Groups expanded to foster participation of Part A and B grantees in previously established groups consisting of Part C and D grantees. (constantcontact.com)
  • This group focuses on the "ELIXIR Registries" by the remit of ELIXIR resources (owned by member Nodes and indicated in their Service Delivery Plans or other ELIXIR Collaboration Agreements). (elixir-europe.org)
  • The ELIXIR Machine Learning Focus Group was initiated in October 2019, in order to capture the emerging need in Machine Learning expertise across the network. (elixir-europe.org)
  • As such, a persistent activity of this group is to align and coordinate these efforts across all relevant ELIXIR groups, such as the Federated Human Data Community and the Data Platform . (elixir-europe.org)
  • HIVQUAL Regional Groups activities are based on local needs and enhance the coordination of HIV care and collaboration by local providers. (constantcontact.com)
  • Since early June, protesters have been training their cross-hairs on the Central City Assn., a downtown business group that represents local shop owners but also large corporations and banks. (latimes.com)
  • Critics have complained that the local contingent of the original Occupy Wall Street movement lacks focus and chose the wrong symbol in L.A. City Hall. (latimes.com)
  • Local Institutional Review Board (IRB) guidelines should be explored and implemented as required prior to conducting focus group activities and/or data collection activities. (cdc.gov)
  • The group also partners with other local UX groups to put together events. (meetup.com)
  • The group, which is affiliated with the BUILD coalition that has aggressively pressed for changes in the way Baltimore officials handle community problems, has been invited to try organizing in Howard by a group of local religious leaders from various faiths, Rodriguez said. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Most of the funding that is available right now is happening at the local level or is focused on specific subsets of the population, limiting the possibility of a broader, national solution, the foundation found. (registerguard.com)
  • The so-called "war on drugs" that elected officials so often tout is typically more focused on illegal street narcotics, Zenoff says. (registerguard.com)
  • Does anyone have any thoughts about best practices for focus groups? (meetup.com)
  • The group discussions were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed. (aappublications.org)
  • Data were collected in focus-group discussions. (nih.gov)
  • OrthoNet is a proud member of the UnitedHeath Group family of companies and a leading orthopedic specialty benefit management company. (simplyhired.com)
  • Lead multi-specialty physician teams for OrthoNet's growing family of payment integrity (Focused Claims Review) programs. (simplyhired.com)
  • Hispanics were not separated from whites or other racial/ethnic groups in analysis of mortality data. (cdc.gov)
  • The focus group report shows employers want the whole process of choosing a super fund massively simplified. (crikey.com.au)
  • A key finding in the report, released Wednesday, calls for more funding that focuses specifically on opioids, as well as the broader issue of substance abuse. (registerguard.com)
  • The areas of focus for the Group's future performance are continued investments in product development, programmes to increase the Group's exposure to rapidly expanding emerging markets and initiatives to improve the Group's cost-effectiveness and competitiveness. (businesswire.com)
  • Having established a leading telecom business in Bharti Airtel, the group aims to build transformational business in the areas of retail, financial services and agriculture, which are future growth engines of India s economy, according to the company. (cxotoday.com)
  • With 3,750 employees worldwide, Sorin Group focuses on three major therapeutic areas: cardiopulmonary bypass (extracorporeal circulation and autotransfusion systems), cardiac rhythm management, and heart valve repair and replacement. (businesswire.com)
  • 2019. Focus Diagnostics announces FDA clearance for Simplexa Group A Strep Direct Kit . (news-medical.net)
  • The focus groups librarians organize are helpful in identifying patrons' needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Entail variable costs depending on the number of focus groups organized and the expertise available for analyzing the qualitative data collected during the sessions. (inspq.qc.ca)
  • Puerto Rice, Virgin Islands), because postcensus projections and population data specific for age, sex, and racial/ethnic minority group were unavailable for U.S. territories. (cdc.gov)
  • Nominees to the focus group do not have to be affiliated with a specific organization. (wa.gov)
  • The Focus Group on ICTs and Climate Change was established by TSAG in July 2008 and successfully completed its work in April 2009. (itu.int)
  • This book takes a unique communication perspective to apply group communication theories, knowledge of group processes, and a close discourse analysis approach to explain and understand the discursive aspect of focus groups. (routledge.com)
  • Additionally, OpinionPond™ is designed to link data from the Pond to a quantitative survey, which allows additional in-depth analysis by groups of interest. (greenbook.org)