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*  Focus Groups | NEFLIN
The Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services invites you to participate in a focus group to discuss your opinion of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funded programs in Florida and the future needs of Florida libraries. In November 2016, consultants Nancy Bolt and Tom Clareson will conduct eight focus group sessions across the state to gain feedback from all types of libraries.. We invite one person from your library organization to participate in one of these focus group sessions. For ease of travel and for networking opportunities, we suggest that you attend the session closest to your library, but you are welcome to attend whichever session is most convenient.. By November 7, 2016, please register online to let us know which session you would like to attend. A discussion guide will be distributed prior to the focus group sessions.. For your reference, here is a list of the dates and locations of ...
https://neflin.org/tag/focus-groups/
*  Focus Group Participants Needed! - PA Breast Cancer Coalition Blog
YOU can influence how information is presented to women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.. The PBCC has been invited to participate in a focus group. We are looking for 10 volunteers to give their impressions of and opinions about a communication plan for a new cancer diagnostic test that can improve how chemotherapy drugs are dosed. We would like input from breast cancer survivors; women who are newly diagnosed and undergoing breast cancer treatment; caregivers and advocates. The focus group will be held via webinar from the comfort of your home, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7 pm. We expect it to last approximately one hour. If you are interested in participating please click here to fill out a quick survey.. We need your feedback so that materials are created that are understandable to breast cancer patients and their families. Please sign up today! If you have any questions please contact Jen Pensinger at jennifer@pabreastcancer.org.. Thank you in advance for your ...
http://www.pabreastcancer.org/blog/2014/02/focusgroup2014
*  Child Care Providers' Perceptions of Children's Lifestyles and Risk Factors for Obesity: A Focus Group Study
Objective: This study attempts to understand child care providers' perceptions of remarkable children's lifestyles and discusses potentially successful strategies of cooperation among child care providers, parents, and health professionals for health promotion and the prevention of obesity in preschool children. Methods: We conducted 6 focus group discussions consisting of 34 child care providers employed by private and public child care centers, and a public kindergarten in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Systematic thematic analysis was conducted to generate themes to address the study questions. Results: What the focus group participants discussed with felt mainly into the 3 different kinds of points:
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownLaodReport.aspx?PaperID=44166
*  Lucianne.com News Forum - Thread
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Frank Luntz, a GOP establishment messaging consultant, was visibly flabbergasted as every single one of his focus group participants in a Birmingham area Vice News-produced panel backed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Titled "Why These Alabama Voters Are Sticking By Roy Moore," Luntz's Vice News focus group aired on Vice News Tonight on Dec. 8 on HBO. "Are you all Christians here?" Luntz opens the seven-and-a-half-minute long segment. "Yes," all of the focus group participants, who joined Luntz in a Birmingham area restaurant, replied. "Is Roy Moore a good Christian?" he followed up. "Yes," one woman replied. "Absolutely," another said. "Absolutely?" ...
http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=-323&Page=0
*  Michigan Primary Care Association
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 ...
http://www.mpca.net/event/id/846912/Social-Determinants-of-Health-Focus-Group.htm
*  http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0024093/00001
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 ...
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0024093/00001
*  An Innovative HIV Prevention Intervention Using Social Networking Technology - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
This pilot study entails a two-phase process. During Phase I, 15 former YMHP participants (intervention decliners and those who only completed one session) will participate in focus groups to advise us on the feasibility and pragmatic specifications of an HIV prevention intervention received via the IM (instant messaging) function of Facebook. Focus group transcripts will be examined to isolate key recommendations for modifying the intervention's structure and procedures. Focus groups will be reconvened for additional feedback on the modified intervention, followed by further adjustment. During Phase II, 40 high-risk YMSM (ages 18-29 and Facebook users) will be enrolled in a pilot of the modified intervention. The intervention will span 4 weeks and contain 8 bi-weekly 30 minute Motivational Interviewing (MI) chat-window sessions consisting of a sequential progression of intervention approaches tailored to each participant's ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01381653?order=261
*  Student stress and school finances top focus group discussions | EastBayRI.com - News, Opinion, Things to Do in the East Bay
Last week, the Barrington School Department facilitated 15 focus group sessions to discuss key points for the district's five-year strategic plan. The sessions were specifically geared …
http://eastbayri.com/stories/student-stress-and-school-finances-top-focus-group-discussions,42147?
*  Discussion Guide
Download the discussion guide for the Racing Dreams and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/racingdreams/discussion-guide/
*  Doctor Discussion Guide | HALAVEN® (eribulin mesylate) Injection for mBC
Use this discussion guide to talk to your doctor about metastatic breast cancer treatment with HALAVEN. Please see the full Indication and Important Safety Information for HALAVEN.
https://www.halaven.com/metastatic-breast-cancer/discussion-guide
*  Researcher Measures Brain Reactions To Donald Trump - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: Sam Barnett 'has been strapping electrode caps on focus group participants and showing them primary season debates,' reports CNN, and there's one clear conclusion. 'Seeing Trumps face, hearing Trump's voice, lights up the brain.' His data captured big surges in neural...
https://politics.slashdot.org/story/16/03/27/1740212/researcher-measures-brain-reactions-to-donald-trump
*  Focus Groups - Institutional Effectiveness - Miami Dade College
Focus groups are a qualitative data collection tool to gather information about perspectives or points of view from a particular group setting. It is used for accessing a broader range of view on a specific topic.. A focus group is constituted by 8 to 10 participants, a facilitator or moderator and the note-taker. Focus groups foster different points of view and perceptions that are used to gather information for discovery, evaluating, bench marking, verifying feelings, opinions and thoughts (Patton, 1990). At MDC focus groups are useful to investigate the effectiveness of a particular strategy, and to explore new ways to improve processes in the academic and student support services. The purpose of the focus group should be clear and identifiable that qualitative data is the best option.. ...
http://www.mdc.edu/main/ie/aet/fg.aspx
*  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.. ...
http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/glossary/item/Focus-Groups
*  Bournemouth University | Publications
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 ...
http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22339/
*  Integrating Health Systems in Shelby County Tennesee | Public Health Services and Systems Research
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 ...
http://www.publichealthsystems.org/integrating-health-systems-shelby-county-tennesee
*  Patient-focused, family-centered end-of-life medical care: views of the guidelines and bereaved family members | Read by QxMD
A fundamental barrier to improving the quality of medical care at the end of life is the lack of measurement tools. The Toolkit of Instruments to Measure End of Life Care (TIME) aims to fill that void by creating measurement tools that capture the patient and family perspective. To develop a conceptual model for a retrospective survey of bereaved family members that incorporates both professional and family perspectives on what constitutes good care at the end of life, a qualitative literature review of existing professional guidelines and six focus groups with bereaved family members from acute care hospitals (n = 2), nursing homes (n = 2), and hospice/VNA home health services (n = 2) was performed. The focus groups were held in Arizona, New York, and Massachusetts and included 42 bereaved family members/friends contacted 3-12 months from the time of patient's death. Domains of care that define quality end-of-life care were defined. ...
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/11532587/patient-focused-family-centered-end-of-life-medical-care-views-of-the-guidelines-and-bereaved-family-members
*  Directly Observed Therapy in HIV Infected Adolescent Focus Groups - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
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 ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00079729?order=356
*  Directly Observed Therapy in HIV Infected Adolescent Focus Groups - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
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 ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00079729?order=368
*  Focus Groups - MichBio
The following focus group sessions were held between March 2015 - October 2015:. FUNCTIONAL AREAS. Capital Access. Education/Talent. Business Climate. Industry/Growth. Innovation. SECTORS. Agriculture/Industrial. Bioscience-related Distribution & Logistics. Medical Devices. Pharma/Biotech. Research & Development/Testing. MARKET AREAS. Bioscience Support Sciences. Clinical Trials. Biobanking. CROs/CMCs/CMOs. Manufacturing/Suppliers. Partners. ...
http://www.michbio.org/page/RoadmapParticipate/Focus-Groups.htm
*  Focus Groups 2017
Combined Focus Group Session Date and time: Monday May 29, 08:00-12:00 Location: Hilton, Athens -Erato B Degenerative Spinal Phenotypes Fo
http://www.issls.org/meetings/focus-groups-2017/
*  On-Farm Worker Safety
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. ...
http://www.grapegrowersofontario.com/658
*  Focus Groups Studies | Arbor Associates
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. Arbor's 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.. ...
https://arbor-associates.com/services/opinion-research-studies/focus-groups-studies/
*  Focus Groups: a Review of Some Contradictory Evidence, Implications, and Suggestions For Future Research by Edward F. Fern
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 moderator's preferred methodology. Most methods of focus group interviewing are consistent with Davidson's (1975) definition: "A focused group interview is a qualitative tool for collecting information in which a number of respondents ...
http://www.acrwebsite.org/volumes/6093/volumes/v10/NA-10
*  Focus Group Assistant Jobs Now Hiring | Snagajob
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*  Kenya: Post-Election Violence Addressed - Micro-Level Perspectives on Transitional Justice - African Arguments
Criminal Prosecution. The discussion of the possibility of trying individuals complicit in the post-election violence generated differing levels of support for three options: the ICC, a special tribunal in Kenya, and a hybrid system involving both international and domestic elements. At the time, all of these options were receiving serious consideration in policy debates. Subsequently, the ICC decided to proceed with formal investigations, which are likely to result in indictments of various perpetrators. While these steps appeared to diminish the prospects for instituting a domestic tribunal, this option is still advocated periodically.. A large majority of the focus group participants preferred to send those involved in the violence""especially the organizers""to The Hague for trial. The inclination to eschew local accountability, in favor of an international alternative, was based on several factors. For one, participants commonly expressed confidence in the ICC's ability to achieve ...
http://africanarguments.org/2010/06/21/addressing-the-post-election-violence-micro-level-perspectives-on-transitional-justice-in-kenya/