focus groups


Summary: 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.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): a 32-item checklist for interviews and focus groups
    Allison Tong
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:349-57. 2007
  2. pmc How do consumers search for and appraise health information on the world wide web? Qualitative study using focus groups, usability tests, and in-depth interviews
    Gunther Eysenbach
    Unit for Cybermedicine and eHealth, Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMJ 324:573-7. 2002
  3. pmc Qualitative methods in research on healthcare quality
    C Pope
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:148-52. 2002
  4. ncbi Making sense of focus groups
    Rosaline S Barbour
    Schol of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK
    Med Educ 39:742-50. 2005
  5. ncbi Focus-group interview and data analysis
    Fatemeh Rabiee
    School of Health and Policy Studies, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 63:655-60. 2004
  6. ncbi The acceptability of male circumcision to reduce HIV infections in Nyanza Province, Kenya
    R C Bailey
    School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    AIDS Care 14:27-40. 2002
  7. ncbi Methods of data collection in qualitative research: interviews and focus groups
    P Gill
    Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
    Br Dent J 204:291-5. 2008
  8. pmc Using targeted vouchers and health equity funds to improve access to skilled birth attendants for poor women: a case study in three rural health districts in Cambodia
    Por Ir
    Provincial Health Department, Ministry of Health, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:1. 2010
  9. pmc A qualitative study on the acceptability and preference of three types of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in Solomon Islands: implications for malaria elimination
    Jo An Atkinson
    Pacific Malaria Initiative Support Centre, School of Population Health SPH, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Malar J 8:119. 2009
  10. ncbi Assessing male spousal engagement with prevention of mother-to-child transmission (pMTCT) programs in western Kenya
    Michael Reece
    Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
    AIDS Care 22:743-50. 2010

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  1. ncbi Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): a 32-item checklist for interviews and focus groups
    Allison Tong
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:349-57. 2007
    ..Although partial checklists are available, no consolidated reporting framework exists for any type of qualitative design...
  2. pmc How do consumers search for and appraise health information on the world wide web? Qualitative study using focus groups, usability tests, and in-depth interviews
    Gunther Eysenbach
    Unit for Cybermedicine and eHealth, Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMJ 324:573-7. 2002
    ..To describe techniques for retrieval and appraisal used by consumers when they search for health information on the internet...
  3. pmc Qualitative methods in research on healthcare quality
    C Pope
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:148-52. 2002
    ..The use of such methods in future studies could lead to a better understanding of how to improve quality...
  4. ncbi Making sense of focus groups
    Rosaline S Barbour
    Schol of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK
    Med Educ 39:742-50. 2005
    ..This paper provides an overview of the contribution of medical education research which has employed focus group methodology to evaluate both undergraduate education and continuing professional development...
  5. ncbi Focus-group interview and data analysis
    Fatemeh Rabiee
    School of Health and Policy Studies, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 63:655-60. 2004
    ..The present paper, using framework analysis concentrating on focus-group interviews, provides another approach to qualitative data analysis...
  6. ncbi The acceptability of male circumcision to reduce HIV infections in Nyanza Province, Kenya
    R C Bailey
    School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    AIDS Care 14:27-40. 2002
    ..Further studies are needed in other regions to assess the feasibility of introducing acceptable male circumcision information and services to reduce HIV transmission...
  7. ncbi Methods of data collection in qualitative research: interviews and focus groups
    P Gill
    Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
    Br Dent J 204:291-5. 2008
    This paper explores the most common methods of data collection used in qualitative research: interviews and focus groups. The paper examines each method in detail, focusing on how they work in practice, when their use is appropriate and ..
  8. pmc Using targeted vouchers and health equity funds to improve access to skilled birth attendants for poor women: a case study in three rural health districts in Cambodia
    Por Ir
    Provincial Health Department, Ministry of Health, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:1. 2010
    ..We assess their effectiveness in improving access to skilled birth attendants for poor women in three rural health districts in Cambodia and draw lessons for further improvement and scaling-up...
  9. pmc A qualitative study on the acceptability and preference of three types of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in Solomon Islands: implications for malaria elimination
    Jo An Atkinson
    Pacific Malaria Initiative Support Centre, School of Population Health SPH, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Malar J 8:119. 2009
    ..Compliance with these interventions is dependent on their acceptability and on the socio-cultural context of the local population. These factors need to be investigated locally prior to programme implementation...
  10. ncbi Assessing male spousal engagement with prevention of mother-to-child transmission (pMTCT) programs in western Kenya
    Michael Reece
    Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
    AIDS Care 22:743-50. 2010
    ..Data were collected from 146 men and women during 16 focus groups across four different HIV-related clinics...
  11. ncbi Qualitative research and content validity: developing best practices based on science and experience
    Meryl Brod
    The BROD GROUP, 219 Julia Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:1263-78. 2009
    ..Methodological and logistical issues present a challenge in regard to determining the best practices for establishing content validity...
  12. ncbi Motivation, money and respect: a mixed-method study of Tanzanian non-physician clinicians
    Clare I R Chandler
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 68:2078-88. 2009
    ..As well as improvements to organisational management, we put forward the case for the professionalization of non-physician clinicians...
  13. ncbi Skinning the goat and pulling the load: transactional sex among youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    R K Maganja
    Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    AIDS Care 19:974-81. 2007
    ..Programs designed to reduce HIV risk among Tanzanian youth need to take into account the transactional component of sexual relationships and how such exchanges differ according to partner type...
  14. ncbi Frontiers in glycomics: bioinformatics and biomarkers in disease. An NIH white paper prepared from discussions by the focus groups at a workshop on the NIH campus, Bethesda MD (September 11-13, 2006)
    Nicolle H Packer
    Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, NSW 2109, Australia
    Proteomics 8:8-20. 2008
    ..discussed after the workshop entitled "Frontiers in Glycomics: Bioinformatics and Biomarkers in Disease" by two focus groups nominated by the organizers...
  15. pmc An inter-country comparison of unofficial payments: results of a health sector social audit in the Baltic States
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIETeurope, PO Box 8636, London SW6 2ZB, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:15. 2008
    ..Cross-country comparisons of unofficial payments in the health sector are sparse. In 2002 we conducted a social audit of the health sector of the three Baltic States...
  16. pmc Perceived unfairness in working conditions: the case of public health services in Tanzania
    Nils Gunnar Songstad
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, P, O, Box 7804, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:34. 2011
    ..The empirical focus is on rural public health services in Tanzania. The study aims to situate the results in a broader historical context in order to enhance our understanding of the health worker discourse on working conditions...
  17. ncbi Influencing factors of screen time in preschool children: an exploration of parents' perceptions through focus groups in six European countries
    E de Decker
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Obes Rev 13:75-84. 2012
    ..socioeconomic status from six European countries with children between 4 and 6 years old were involved in 24 focus groups. Following a qualitative content analysis, the available information and key findings were centrally analysed...
  18. ncbi Social and structural violence and power relations in mitigating HIV risk of drug-using women in survival sex work
    Kate Shannon
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, Vancouver, BC Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:911-21. 2008
  19. ncbi Evaluation of a home-based voluntary counselling and testing intervention in rural Uganda
    Brent Wolff
    Medical Research Council, P O 49, Entebbe, Uganda
    Health Policy Plan 20:109-16. 2005
  20. pmc Devolution and public perceptions and experience of health services in Pakistan: linked cross sectional surveys in 2002 and 2004
    Umaira Ansari
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S4. 2011
    ..Two national surveys examined public opinions, use, and experience of health services in 2001 and 2004, to assess the impact of devolution on these services from the point of view of the public...
  21. ncbi Post-stroke fatigue: qualitative study of three focus groups
    Nancy A Flinn
    Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department, College of St Catherine, St Paul, Minnesota 55105, USA nafl
    Occup Ther Int 17:81-91. 2010
    ..A qualitative methodology using focus groups with 19 community-living post-stroke survivors was utilized to explore the occupational impact of fatigue as ..
  22. ncbi Why do kids eat healthful food? Perceived benefits of and barriers to healthful eating and physical activity among children and adolescents
    Jennifer A O'Dea
    Department of Education, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:497-501. 2003
    ..Semistructured, in-depth focus groups were undertaken using standardized questions and prompts...
  23. ncbi Perspectives of HIV-related stigma in a community in Vietnam: a qualitative study
    Alice Gaudine
    School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, NL, Canada
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:38-48. 2010
    ..While HIV/AIDS is increasing in Vietnam, very few published studies focus on HIV-related stigma in Vietnam. This study reports on findings from a community development project to reduce HIV-related stigma within one community in Vietnam...
  24. pmc What about N? A methodological study of sample-size reporting in focus group studies
    Benedicte Carlsen
    Uni Rokkan Centre, Nygårdsgt 5, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:26. 2011
    ..but we know little about how researchers use this method, particularly how they determine the number of focus groups to conduct...
  25. pmc Perceptions of hypertension treatment among patients with and without diabetes
    Heymann Anthony
    Medical Division, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Maccabi, Israel
    BMC Fam Pract 13:24. 2012
    ..We conducted a qualitative study to explore beliefs and perceptions regarding hypertension and gain an understanding of barriers to treatment among patients with and without diabetes...
  26. ncbi Barriers to implementing screening and brief interventions in general practice: findings from a qualitative study in Norway
    Peter Nygaard
    1Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research SIRUS, P B 565 Sentrum, 0105 Oslo, Norway
    Alcohol Alcohol 46:52-60. 2011
  27. ncbi Personal, interpersonal and structural challenges to accessing HIV testing, treatment and care services among female sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgenders in Karnataka state, South India
    Tara S H Beattie
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:ii42-48. 2012
    ..The authors aimed to understand the barriers to and identify potential solutions for improving HIV service utilisation...
  28. ncbi Developing health messages: qualitative studies with children, parents, and teachers help identify communications opportunities for healthful lifestyles and the prevention of obesity
    Susan T Borra
    International Food Information Council Foundation, 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:721-8. 2003
    ..of three progressive phases, each building on information obtained from the previous phase: Phase 1, 16 focus groups (N = 112); Phase 2, in-home observations, in-depth interviews, and diaries (N = 6 families); Phase 3, 10 ..
  29. pmc General practitioners' strategies to identify alcohol problems: a focus group study
    Torgeir Gilje Lid
    Research Unit for General Practice, Uni Health, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 30:64-9. 2012
    ..To explore general practitioners' (GPs') experiences with addressing alcohol in the consultation without prior invitation from the patient...
  30. pmc Motivation and job satisfaction of health surveillance assistants in Mwanza, Malawi: an explorative study
    M C Kok
    Mwanza District Hospital, Mwanza, Malawi, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Malawi Med J 25:5-11. 2013
  31. pmc The impact of a novel computer-based decision aid on shared decision making for colorectal cancer screening: a randomized trial
    Paul C Schroy
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Decis Making 31:93-107. 2011
    ..Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of a novel decision aid on SDM in the primary care setting...
  32. pmc What young people want from a sexual health website: design and development of Sexunzipped
    Ona McCarthy
    e Health Unit, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Med Internet Res 14:e127. 2012
    ..The Internet offers a unique opportunity to provide sexual health education to young people, since they can be difficult to engage but frequently use the Internet as a health information resource...
  33. ncbi An exploration of the factors that influence the implementation of evidence into practice
    Jo Rycroft-Malone
    Royal College of Nursing Institute, Oxford, UK
    J Clin Nurs 13:913-24. 2004
    ..This study sets out to scrutinize the elements of the framework through empirical enquiry...
  34. ncbi "Women's bodies are shops": beliefs about transactional sex and implications for understanding gender power and HIV prevention in Tanzania
    Joyce Wamoyi
    National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Arch Sex Behav 40:5-15. 2011
    ..Data collection involved 17 focus groups and 46 in-depth interviews with young people aged 14-24 years and parents/caregivers...
  35. ncbi Factors influencing quality of life in patients with inherited ichthyosis: a qualitative study in adults using focus groups
    J Mazereeuw-Hautier
    Reference Centre for Rare Skin Diseases, Dermatology Department, CHU Larrey, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
    Br J Dermatol 166:646-8. 2012
    ..There is limited information regarding quality of life in patients with inherited ichthyosis...
  36. pmc Provider experiences of the implementation of a new tuberculosis treatment programme: a qualitative study using the normalisation process model
    Salla Atkins
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:275. 2011
    ..Using the normalization process model as an analytic framework, this paper aims to explore staff perceptions of a new TB treatment programme modelled on the ART treatment programme...
  37. pmc Real-time social support through a mobile virtual community to improve healthy behavior in overweight and sedentary adults: a focus group analysis
    Yoshimi Fukuoka
    Institute for Health and Aging, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States
    J Med Internet Res 13:e49. 2011
    ..The onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle changes. Communication technologies such as a mobile phone can be used as a means of delivering these lifestyle changes...
  38. ncbi 'Could you please pass one of those health leaflets along?': exploring health, morality and resistance through focus groups
    Michele L Crossley
    Turner Dental School, University of Manchester, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, Lancs M15 6FH, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:1471-83. 2002
    This paper derives from research in which focus groups were used as a preliminary method of eliciting peoples' perceptions, attitudes and opinions towards health and health promotion in a Northern British city...
  39. pmc Young patients', parents', and survivors' communication preferences in paediatric oncology: results of online focus groups
    Marieke Zwaanswijk
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, P, O, Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 7:35. 2007
    ..It is not clear to what extent this mirrors patients' and parents' preferences. This study investigated communication preferences of childhood cancer patients, parents, and survivors of childhood cancer...
  40. ncbi Young children's food in Liverpool day-care settings: a qualitative study of pre-school nutrition policy and practice
    Ffion Lloyd-Williams
    Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Whelan Building, Quadrangle, Liverpool L69 3GB, UK
    Public Health Nutr 14:1858-66. 2011
    ..To explore nutrition and food provision in pre-school nurseries in order to develop interventions to promote healthy eating in early years settings, especially across deprived communities...
  41. ncbi Getting the focus and the group: enhancing analytical rigor in focus group research
    P S Kidd
    University of Kentucky, Lexington 40504 2915, USA
    Qual Health Res 10:293-308. 2000
    In the literature on focus groups, far more attention has been devoted to how groups are organized and conducted than to issues of analysis...
  42. pmc Identifying postpartum intervention approaches to prevent type 2 diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes
    Jacinda M Nicklas
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:23. 2011
  43. pmc NGO-provided free HIV treatment and services in Burkina Faso: scarcity, therapeutic rationality and unfair process
    Valery Ridde
    Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, 3875 rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1V1, Canada
    Int J Equity Health 11:11. 2012
    ..Amid growing concerns of an international funding retreat for ART, it is important to learn from the past in order to better manage the potentially inequitable consequences of ART scarcity...
  44. pmc Body Awareness: a phenomenological inquiry into the common ground of mind-body therapies
    Wolf E Mehling
    University of California, San Francisco, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, California, USA
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 6:6. 2011
    ..practitioners and teaching faculty of these approaches were invited as well as their patients to participate in focus groups. The qualitative analysis of these focus groups with representative practitioners of body awareness practices, ..
  45. pmc Experiences of professional support during pregnancy and childbirth - a qualitative study of women with type 1 diabetes
    Marie Berg
    The Institute of Health and Care Sciences, the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University Box 457, SE 405 30, Goteborg, Sweden
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:27. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the need for and experience of professional support during pregnancy and childbirth among women with type 1 diabetes...
  46. pmc Understanding the potential and challenges of adenoma treatment as a prevention opportunity: insights from the BeWEL formative study
    Martine Stead
    Institute for Social Marketing, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK
    Prev Med 54:97-103. 2012
  47. ncbi "I just signed": Factors influencing decision-making for school-based HPV vaccination of adolescent girls
    Spring Chenoa Cooper Robbins
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Australia, at The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Health Psychol 29:618-25. 2010
    ..To date, there are no published studies describing decision-making processes and behavior postimplementation of HPV vaccination of adolescents participating in a school-based program...
  48. pmc Neighborhood factors relevant for walking in older, urban, African American adults
    Nancy Ambrose Gallagher
    University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 18:99-115. 2010
    ..Future walking interventions for older African Americans should include factors that encourage walking, such as the presence of other friendly or active people, attractive or peaceful surroundings, and a sense of safety from crime...
  49. ncbi Integration of a primary healthcare pharmacist
    Lynette Kolodziejak
    Pharmacy Department, Pasqua Hospital, Regina Qu Appelle Health Region, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5, Canada
    J Interprof Care 24:274-84. 2010
    ..Upon completion, focus groups were used to evaluate the pharmacist's clinical services...
  50. pmc Acceptability of evidence-based neonatal care practices in rural Uganda - implications for programming
    Peter Waiswa
    Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:21. 2008
    ..A key concern is whether these internationally recommended practices are acceptable and will be demanded by the target community. We explored the acceptability of these interventions in two rural districts of Uganda...
  51. ncbi A knowledge transfer strategy for public health decision makers
    M Dobbins
    McMaster University, School of Nursing, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:120-8. 2004
    ..The research team believes strongly that consultation with potential users is crucial to ensure the conduct of relevant and timely research as well as the development of an effective knowledge transfer strategy...
  52. pmc Impact of the QOF and the NICE guideline in the diagnosis and management of depression: a qualitative study
    Caroline Mitchell
    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Community Mental Health Team, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 61:e279-89. 2011
  53. ncbi A qualitative study of women's perspectives of antenatal care in a rural area of Zimbabwe
    Thubelihle Mathole
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, Section for International Maternal and Child Health, Uppsala University, University Hospital, Entrance 11, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Midwifery 20:122-32. 2004
    ..To describe the perspectives and experiences of women in their use of antenatal care and in their reasoning on specific antenatal care routines...
  54. pmc Talking about depression: a qualitative study of barriers to managing depression in people with long term conditions in primary care
    Peter A Coventry
    Greater Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Health Sciences Research Group and Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:10. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to identify and explore barriers to detecting and managing depression in primary care in people with two exemplar LTCs: diabetes and coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  55. ncbi How and where clinicians exercise power: interprofessional relations in health care
    Peter Nugus
    Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 71:898-909. 2010
    ..The study draws on data from 63 interviews, 68 focus groups and 209 h of observation across acute and non-acute health services within a state/territory in Australia...
  56. ncbi The role of patient, physician and systemic factors in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Judith Belle Brown
    Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, The University of Western Ontario, 100 Collip Circle, London, Ontario N6G 4X8, Canada
    Fam Pract 19:344-9. 2002
    ..Few studies have explored the contextual dimensions and subsequent interactions that contribute to a lack of adherence in the application of guidelines for diabetes management...
  57. pmc Practicing provider-initiated HIV testing in high prevalence settings: consent concerns and missed preventive opportunities
    Mercy K Njeru
    Centre for Public Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:87. 2011
  58. pmc Does contracting of health care in Afghanistan work? Public and service-users' perceptions and experience
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S11. 2011
    ..Community-based information about the public's views and experience of health services is scarce...
  59. ncbi Literature review: considerations in undertaking focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, University of Western Sydney and Sydney South West Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 16:1000-11. 2007
    This integrated literature review seeks to identify the key considerations in conducting focus groups and discusses the specific considerations for focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
  60. ncbi Delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged groups: a qualitative study of the potential of community welfare organizations
    Jamie Bryant
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Health Educ Res 25:979-90. 2010
    ..In-depth interviews and focus groups were conducted with 8 managers, 35 staff and 32 clients of CSOs between December 2008 and March 2009 in New ..
  61. ncbi Household knowledge and practices of newborn and maternal health in Haripur district, Pakistan
    R Khadduri
    Independent Health Consultant, formerly of Save the Children US, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Perinatol 28:182-7. 2008
    ..To learn about household maternal and newborn health knowledge and practices to aid the design of newborn programming within Save the Children's Haripur Program...
  62. pmc Societal values and policies may curtail preschool children's physical activity in child care centers
    Kristen A Copeland
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 129:265-74. 2012
    ..Children are primarily sedentary in these settings, and are not meeting recommended levels of physical activity. Our objective was to identify potential barriers to children's physical activity in child care centers...
  63. ncbi Perceptions of learning as a function of seminar group factors
    A Debbie C Jaarsma
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Med Educ 42:1178-84. 2008
    ..Teacher performance, group interaction and the quality of assignments have been shown to affect small-group learning in hybrid and problem-based curricula...
  64. pmc Community participation for malaria elimination in Tafea Province, Vanuatu: part II. Social and cultural aspects of treatment-seeking behaviour
    Anna Tynan
    Pacific Malaria Initiative Support Centre, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston Road, Brisbane, 4006, Australia
    Malar J 10:204. 2011
    ..Gaining a detailed knowledge of community perceptions of malarial symptomatology and treatment-seeking behaviours is essential in guiding effective community participation strategies for malaria control and elimination...
  65. ncbi Alcohol and transactional sex: how risky is the mix?
    Alison H Norris
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:1167-76. 2009
    ..We posit explanations for discrepancies we found through the concepts of sensationalization, self-exceptionalization, and the influence of an authoritative moral discourse...
  66. ncbi Loyalty to the regular care provider: patients' and physicians' views
    D Roberge
    Centre de Recherche, , 3120, boulevard Taschereau, Greenfield Park, PQ, Canada
    Fam Pract 18:53-9. 2001
    ..It shows that patients clearly identify with a particular physician rather than a clinic. The results challenge the prevailing methods of assessing longitudinality of care...
  67. ncbi Acceptability of male circumcision for prevention of HIV infection in Malawi
    Rebecca C Ngalande
    Kamuzu College of Nursing, Blantyre, Malawi
    AIDS Behav 10:377-85. 2006
    ..If MC services are introduced in Malawi, acceptance is likely to vary by region, but many parents and young men would use the services if they were safe, affordable and confidential...
  68. ncbi "Is cancer contagious?": Australian adolescent girls and their parents: making the most of limited information about HPV and HPV vaccination
    Spring Chenoa Cooper Robbins
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Australia, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Vaccine 28:3398-408. 2010
    ..To date, there are no published studies that explore knowledge about HPV and HPV vaccine post-implementation of the national school-based HPV vaccination program...
  69. ncbi Perspectives of midwives and doctors on adolescent sexuality and abortion care in Vietnam
    Marie Klingberg-Allvin
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 34:414-21. 2006
    ..Health providers are important in guiding and counselling adolescents on how to protect their reproductive health. There is a lack of studies on health providers' perspectives on their work in adolescent reproductive health care...
  70. pmc Tailoring consent to context: designing an appropriate consent process for a biomedical study in a low income setting
    Fasil Tekola
    School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e482. 2009
    ..The study was conducted prior to a family-based genetic study among people with podoconiosis (non-filarial elephantiasis) in southern Ethiopia...
  71. ncbi Factors influencing health care-seeking behaviours among Mayan women in Guatemala
    Janine Schooley
    Project Concern International, 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Midwifery 25:411-21. 2009 identify and better understand factors that influence care-seeking behaviour for women's health among indigenous Mayan populations in the highlands of Guatemala...
  72. ncbi Utilization of delivery services at the primary health care level in rural Vietnam
    Dat V Duong
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, 5th Floor, 57 Quang Trung Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Soc Sci Med 59:2585-95. 2004
    ..It is therefore important to improve the cost-efficiency of the health care network, and delivery services should be provided in a client-oriented manner taking into account economic, social and cultural factors...
  73. ncbi Gendered talk about sex, sexual relationships and HIV among young people in Papua New Guinea
    Angela Kelly
    Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
    Cult Health Sex 12:221-32. 2010
    ..These gender differences provide useful entry points for developing appropriate sex and HIV education programmes involving young people in PNG...
  74. ncbi Using focus groups with minority ethnic communities: Researching infertility in British South Asian communities
    Lorraine Culley
    De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
    Qual Health Res 17:102-12. 2007
    Little attention has been given to the specific methodological issues that can accompany the use of focus groups with minority ethnic communities in the United Kingdom...
  75. ncbi What outcomes are important to patients with long term conditions? A discrete choice experiment
    Gerry Richardson
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Value Health 12:331-9. 2009
    ..e., confidence in their ability to manage their condition) compared with other health outcomes, including measures of quality of life, and process outcomes including access to General Practitioners...
  76. ncbi What do cancer support groups provide which other supportive relationships do not? The experience of peer support groups for people with cancer
    Jane Ussher
    Gender, Culture and Health Research Unit, PsyHealth, School of Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 62:2565-76. 2006
  77. ncbi Authoritarian physicians and patients' fear of being labeled 'difficult' among key obstacles to shared decision making
    Dominick L Frosch
    Department of Health Services Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1030-8. 2012
    ..In the focus groups, we found that participants voiced a strong desire to engage in shared decision making about treatment options ..
  78. ncbi Staff attrition among community health workers in home-based care programmes for people living with HIV and AIDS in western Kenya
    Charles Omondi Olang'o
    Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Health Policy 97:232-7. 2010
    ..This paper examines trends and underlying causes of attrition among volunteer community health workers in home-based care for people living with HIV and AIDS in western Kenya...
  79. pmc Barriers to formal emergency obstetric care services' utilization
    Hildah Essendi
    Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty and Policy, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    J Urban Health 88:S356-69. 2011
    ..Measures can also be put in place to enhance security in the slums at night...
  80. pmc Health information seeking, receipt, and use in diabetes self-management
    Daniel R Longo
    Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, West Hospital, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0251, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:334-40. 2010
    ..The aim of this qualitative study was to identify how individuals with diabetes seek and use health care information...
  81. ncbi Student perceptions of effective small group teaching
    Yvonne Steinert
    Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Med Educ 38:286-93. 2004
    ..In particular, students were asked to comment on small group goals, effective tutor behaviours, pedagogical materials and methods of evaluation...
  82. pmc Social acceptability and durability of two different house screening interventions against exposure to malaria vectors, Plasmodium falciparum infection, and anemia in children in the Gambia, West Africa
    Matthew J Kirby
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:965-72. 2010
    ..In conclusion, house screening is a well-appreciated and durable vector control tool...
  83. ncbi Design principles for virtual patients: a focus group study among students
    Sören Huwendiek
    Department of Paediatrics, University Children s Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Educ 43:580-8. 2009
    ..This study aimed to examine what students perceive as the ideal features of virtual patient (VP) design in order to foster learning with a special focus on clinical reasoning...
  84. ncbi Childhood vaccine risk/benefit communication in private practice office settings: a national survey
    T C Davis
    Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130, USA
    Pediatrics 107:E17. 2001
    ..Communication about childhood vaccine risks and benefits has been legally required in pediatric health care for over a decade. However, little is known about the actual practice of vaccine risk/benefit communication...
  85. ncbi Group-based citizenship in the acceptance of indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria control in Mozambique
    Catherine M Montgomery
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 70:1648-55. 2010
    ..In the first phase of this qualitative study, conducted between January and April 2006, 73 interviews and 12 focus groups were conducted with key stakeholders from 14 locales in and around the town of Manhiça: householders, ..
  86. ncbi Community perceptions and treatment-seeking behaviour regarding reproductive tract infections including sexually transmitted infections in Lao PDR: a qualitative study
    Amphoy Sihavong
    Vientiane Capital Health Department, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR
    J Biosoc Sci 43:285-303. 2011
    ..Health education messages should be more accessible in rural areas. There is also an urgent need to improve communication between RTI/STI patients and clinicians...
  87. ncbi Obstacles to the implementation of evidence-based physiotherapy in practice: a focus group-based study in Belgium (Flanders)
    Hannes Karin
    Andragogical and Medical Social Sciences, Research Fellow Belgian Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Physiother Theory Pract 25:476-88. 2009
    ..We used a qualitative research strategy based on five focus groups, organised between October 2004 and May 2005...
  88. ncbi "Social thinking" and cultural images: teenagers' notions of tobacco use
    Marie Louise Stjerna
    Department of Education, University of Stockholm, Stockholm S 106 91, Sweden
    Soc Sci Med 59:573-83. 2004
    ..These representations of tobacco use are discussed as related to the teenagers' identity-work and gender identities...
  89. ncbi Fear and social isolation as consequences of tuberculosis in VietNam: a gender analysis
    N H Long
    Health Policy Unit, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Health Policy 58:69-81. 2001
    ..The study was conducted in four districts in different regions of Vietnam...
  90. ncbi Barriers to and suggestions for a healthful, active lifestyle as perceived by rural and urban Costa Rican adolescents
    Rafael Monge-Rojas
    Costa Rican Institute for Research and Education on Nutrition and Health INCIENSA, Ministry of Health, Tres Rios, Costa Rica
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:152-60. 2009
    ..To assess the perceptions of rural and urban Costa Rican adolescents regarding which barriers and motivators affect their adoption of an active lifestyle...
  91. ncbi Preventing malaria in pregnancy: a study of perceptions and policy implications in Mukono district, Uganda
    Anthony K Mbonye
    Reproductive Health Divison, Department of Community Health, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda
    Health Policy Plan 21:17-26. 2006
    ..These findings provide important lessons for malaria control programmes that aim at increasing access to ITNs by pregnant women in developing countries...
  92. ncbi Combining individual interviews and focus groups to enhance data richness
    Sylvie D Lambert
    School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 62:228-37. 2008
    This paper is a presentation of the critical reflection on the types of findings obtained from the combination of individual interviews and focus groups, and how such triangulation contributes to knowledge production and synthesis.
  93. ncbi Association of built-environment, social-environment and personal factors with bicycling as a mode of transportation among Austrian city dwellers
    Sylvia Titze
    Institute of Sports Science, University of Graz, Austria
    Prev Med 47:252-9. 2008
    ..To determine the association of built-environment, social-environment, and personal-level factors with bicycling for transportation, among adult city dwellers...
  94. ncbi Hygiene and sanitation among ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam: does government promotion match community priorities?
    Thilde Rheinländer
    Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Oster Farigmagsgade 5A, Entrance P, 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Soc Sci Med 71:994-1001. 2010
    ..Finally, interventions should focus on hygiene "software"--promoting hygiene behaviour changes known to effectively prevent hygiene related diseases...
  95. ncbi What does participation mean? An insider perspective from people with disabilities
    Joy Hammel
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Dept of Occupational Therapy and Disability, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1445-60. 2008
    ..This qualitative, multi-site study sought to gain an insider perspective from people with disabilities in grounding what participation means, how to characterize it, and the barriers and supports to participation...
  96. pmc Key factors influencing adoption of an innovation in primary health care: a qualitative study based on implementation theory
    Siw Carlfjord
    Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Fam Pract 11:60. 2010
    ..The objective of this article was to apply implementation theory to identify key factors influencing the adoption of an innovation being introduced in PHC in Sweden...
  97. ncbi The experiences of midlife women with migraines
    Margaret F Moloney
    Byrdine F Lewis School of Nursing, Georgia State University, Atlanta 30302 4019, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 38:278-85. 2006
    ..To describe the experiences of midlife women with migraines...
  98. pmc Understanding patient preference for integrative medical care: results from patient focus groups
    Anne M McCaffrey
    Marino Center for Progressive Health, 2500 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1500-5. 2007
    ..Integrative medicine (IM), a combination of conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has become a popular source of medical care, yet little is known about its use...
  99. ncbi Using focus groups to evaluate client satisfaction in an alcohol and drug treatment program
    N A Conners
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W Marham, Slot 711 1, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 18:313-20. 2000 to describe the experience of evaluators in their attempts to assess client satisfaction through the use of focus groups at a comprehensive drug treatment program for women and their children...
  100. pmc Factors associated with the subspecialty choices of internal medicine residents in Canada
    Leora Horn
    Department of Medical Oncology, Vanderbilt University, 777 Preston Research Building, 2220 Pierce Avenue, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    BMC Med Educ 8:37. 2008
    ..To address the concern about physician imbalances in internal medicine subspecialties, we need to examine the factors that motivate residents when making career decisions...
  101. ncbi "He will ask why the child gets sick so often": the gendered dynamics of intra-household bargaining over healthcare for children with fever in the Volta Region of Ghana
    Rachel Tolhurst
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Soc Sci Med 66:1106-17. 2008

Research Grants83

  1. Infant Screening and Diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dys*
    Paul Fernhoff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..b>Focus groups and surveys are planned among parents and healthcare providers to develop an informed consent instrument and ..
  2. Community Participation Research of Breastfeeding Disparities in African American
    Tamar Ringel Kulka; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In these two meetings, we will form sub-committees such as: outreach, data management, survey, focus groups, pilot study, dissemination, and writing...
  3. Effectivenss of a New Non-Invasive Erectile Support System in Aging Populations
    S ALEXANDER WEINSTOCK; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Prior to the clinical trials, focus groups will be used to modify the questionnaires and research design to fit the specific concerns voiced by the target ..
  4. Addressing Psychosocial Disparities in Rural Hispanic Cancer Survivors
    Rachel M Ceballos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Phase 1 of the study will utilize 20 one-on- one interviews and 4 focus groups to assess the applicability of psychosocial needs (identified in the survivorship and health disparities ..
  5. A rational approach to liver toxicity monitoring in methotrexate users
    Gabriela Schmajuk; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Aim 3 will convene focus groups of a diverse group of patients and clinicians to determine attitudes and identify barriers around using a ..
  6. Ethical and Legal Challenges in Communicating Individual Biomonitoring and Person
    Rachel Morello-Frosch; Fiscal Year: 2013 homes and how disclosure obligations might conflict with participants'privacy;(3) to conduct three focus groups to further examine multiple perspectives and stimulate dialogue among researchers, IRB officials, lawyers, ..
  7. Interactive Multimedia Intervention to Improve Colonoscopy and Bowel Prep Adhere
    JOHN MATTHEW INADOMI; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..b>Focus groups of African American patients and their healthcare providers will be conducted to elicit key issues to address ..
  8. Advanced Center for Latino and MH Systems Research
    Margarita Alegria; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Using focus groups and consensus panels, prioritize the kinds of information to be collected to improve diagnostic determinations ..
  9. Using Mixed Reality to build peer resistance skills in Latina middle schoolers
    ANNE E contact NORRIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The project has two phases: Phase 1 (Game Prototyping &Production, Year 1) uses 4 focus groups and consultation with 8 key informants to accomplish two specific aims: (1) Identify real-life incidents ..
  10. Evaluation of Safety Training, Supervision, and Injury Among Working Teenagers.
    KRISTINA MARIE ZIEROLD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The questionnaires, which will be developed by the investigators using focus groups and cognitive interviews with working teens, will be administered two times during the grant period;once in May ..
  11. Patient-centered approaches to diagnosing coronary heart disease
    JOSEPH ABIODUN LADAPO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..bias (this has not previously been done in this type of work);(3) qualitative interviews of patiens in focus groups to better understand the impact of false-positive test results on quality of life, followed by survey research ..
  12. Development of an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention Protocol for Adolescent Africn-
    GWENDOLYN D CHILDS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Formative qualitative research using individual interviews and focus groups will be conducted to identify developmental and socio-contextual factors that influence the sexual decision-..
  13. Clinical Decision Support for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    EDWARD ROBERT MELNICK; Fiscal Year: 2013 in Health Information Technology research using qualitative and mixed methods including experiences with focus groups, survey research, and usability testing...
  14. Diet and Activity Promotion Among Older Working Adults
    Gladys Block; Fiscal Year: 2010 Phase I are to enhance all components of ALIVE to improve appropriateness for persons 55-64 years, based on focus groups, usability testing, and input from experts in PA ,diet behavior change and aging...
  15. Workplace Wellness Initiatives to Combat Obesity
    JASON PERRY BLOCK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Aims are 1) to conduct focus groups among Brigham and Women's employees to gather their views on workplace wellness initiatives, their ..
  16. Assessing the Impact of Osteogenesis Imperfecta on Non-Skeletal Systems
    Laura Tosi; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Outcomes for Individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which was supported in part by an R-13 grant, and by focus groups held at the 2010 OIF Biennial Meeting...
  17. The Biodemographic Determinants of Life Span
    James R Carey; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The program will involve major synergistic components including biannual meetings, interactions of three focus groups involving researchers from multiple projects, and a series of seven different mini- workshops designed to ..
  18. Workplace Health Promotion
    MARGARET A HANNON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Specifically, we will conduct audience research (focus groups and a survey) of mid- size employers in low-wage industries, to learn about their willingness and ability to ..
  19. Developing Radiological Risk Communication Materials for Low-Literacy Populations
    SARAH B BASS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The research will have four phases: 1. Conduct three to four focus groups with subjects (N=30) with lower-literacy (d 6th grade reading level) and create a perceptual mapping instrument ..
  20. Qualitative Study of Mental Health Recovery in Dual Diagnosed Homeless
    DEBORAH KAY PADGETT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Specifically, we will conduct 15 focus groups, one with front-line staff and another with supervisory staff at each HF and TF program and one focus group of ..
    CHRISTY LESLIE LUDLOW; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..from speech pathologists active in dysphagia management using: 1) qualitative analyses of opinions expressed in focus groups at professional meetings of key leaders in the field;and, 2) quantitative analyses of surveys following ..
  22. The 24th Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Health Professions from Apri
    Thomas Adams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..On-site surveys and focus groups of students, counselors, mentors and workshop presenters will provide the sources of data for this component...
  23. Veterinary Summer Scholars in Comparative Medicine
    Bruce K Walcheck; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Paul and Minneapolis campuses of the University of Minnesota. Program faculty is grouped in two major focus groups: 1) Inflammatory and Chronic Diseases and 2) Cancer Biology...
    Siobhan M Dolan; Fiscal Year: 2010 expert advisory committee to offer expert opinion;and 3) soliciting input from affected families via focus groups. With these three sources of information, the project team will synthesize key concepts and develop ..
  25. Ophthalmologic Follow-up Care for Children Born Very-Low-Birth-Weight
    CHIHHUNG JASON WANG; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of this project are: (1) Identify factors that influence the receipt of ophthalmic follow-up care by conducting focus groups with parents of VLBW children and interviewing key stakeholders, including ophthalmologists and insurers;(2) ..
  26. Development and Pilot Test of an Elective BSO Decision Support Guide
    Miriam Kuppermann; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To accomplish these goals, we will conduct a series of focus groups and one-on-one qualitative interviews to assess how women who will be undergoing, or who have recently ..
  27. HIV and Substance Use Prevention for South African Youth and Families
    Leickness Simbayi; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Stage 1 will involve extensive formative work (e.g., focus groups, feedback groups, in-depth interviews, theater testing), revisions to survey instruments and the curriculum, ..
  28. Preventing Postpartum Smoking Relapse: A C-SHIP Based Text Messaging Intervention
    Suzanne M Miller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and needs assessment followed by an iterative cycling through message drafting, review by target community focus groups and a scientific advisory panel, and message revision...
  29. Strengthening Supports for Healthy Relationships: A Gender-Sensitive, Mixed Metho
    Poco Kernsmith; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..will participate in the proposed study over a three-year period, including three waves of survey research, focus groups, and policy analysis...
  30. Primary Care Transformation in a NCQA Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home
    Ming Tai-Seale; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Key informant interviews and focus groups data collected for this study will be leveraged with routinely collected past and ongoing surveys undertaken by ..
  31. Optimizing Survivorship and Surveillance after Treatment for Colorectal Cancer
    MARVELLA ELIZABETH FORD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In Phase 1, we will conduct and analyze focus groups (FGs) of AA (n=20) and EA survivors (n=20) 1...
  32. Tailored telehealth weight management tool to overweight adults with disabilities
    DERSHUNG YANG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..1) collect feedback from 24 stakeholders on system features, usability design, and perceived usefulness via focus groups and interviews;2) extend the POWERS prototype with a user- centric design process including two formal ..
  33. Crossing Borders: HIV and Substance use at the Gateway to North America
    Kimberly C Brouwer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Additionally, focus groups with substance using men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), and migrants, as well as with ..
  34. Computerized Counseling to Promote Positive Prevention and HIV Health in Kenya
    Ann Elizabeth Kurth; Fiscal Year: 2012 interviews with nd 0 urban and rural AMPATH patients to understand HIV support needs, and two staff focus groups to assess counseling practices and beliefs about computer use...
  35. Genetic and Inflammatory Factors in Anemia in the Elderly
    Nancy Berliner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Subsets have participated in telephone interviews, patient and provider focus groups, and tissue collection. A large substudy has also been initiated for blood and DMA banking...
  36. Cognitive and Psychosocial Benefit of Caregiver Training for Ugandan HIV Children
    MICHAEL JOSEPH BOIVIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Study Aim 1 is the context evaluation of MISC through the use of focus groups of local community leaders, teachers, and caregivers, partnering with us to adapt MISC to the Ugandan context...
  37. Growing Right Onto Wellness (GROW): Changing Early Childhood BMI Trajectories
    Shari Barkin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Prior to launching a large randomized controlled trial (RCT), formative research (focus groups and pilot studies) will be conducted to refine the intervention components...
  38. SIPsmartER: A nutrition literacy approach to reducing sugar-sweetened beverages
    Jamie Zoellner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Phase 1 of the project utilizes focus groups and pilot testing methodologies to guide development of the interventions...
  39. Genetic Discovery and Application in a Clinical Setting Continuing a Partnership
    Eric B Larson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Methods to use these results in clinical care will be guided by focus groups of patients and caregivers in the patient-centered Group Health system.
  40. Veterinary Summer Scholars in Comparative Medicine
    Bruce K Walcheck; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Paul and Minneapolis campuses of the University of Minnesota. Program faculty is grouped in two major focus groups: 1) Inflammatory and Chronic Diseases and 2) Cancer Biology...
  41. Adapting Hypertension and Diabetes Guides for Hard-to-Reach African American Men
    Jennifer L Lauby; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..African American men who have been diagnosed with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes by conducting focus groups with consumers and key informant interviews with health care providers;2) Adapt print and video versions of ..
    Judy Huei Yu Wang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In the first phase, we will conduct 2 focus groups among Chinese and 2 among Whites (each with 8 women) to gain an in-depth understanding of survivorship ..
  43. Patient-Reported Oral Health Outcomes Measurement Information System
    Honghu Liu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..defined operational phases: (I) literature review and evaluation of the relevance of PROMIS to oral health;(II) focus groups, cognitive interviews, and final item selection;(III) field testing of survey and clinical examination;and (IV) ..
  44. Medication Intervention in Transitional Care to Optimize CKD Outcomes &Costs
    Katherine R Tuttle; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..2. Evaluate the impact of transitional care strategies on management of CKD risk factors and complications. Focus groups will first be conducted to assure relevance and to refine the intervention...
  45. Gender Equity-Focused, Male-Centered Family Planning for Rural India
    Niranjan Saggurti; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..with rural young husbands (n=30), rural young wives (n=20), and health care providers (n=12), as well as focus groups with mothers'of rural young husbands (n=40)...
  46. HPV Knowledge Awareness and Vaccine Acceptability among Inner City Black Males
    SHERRIE LEE WALLINGTON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Black adolescent males'knowledge, attitudes, and barriers regarding HPV and the HPV vaccination (Phase I: Focus Groups &Phase 2: Key Informant Interviews), and 2) Using the results from the focus groups and key informant ..
  47. Exploring the Attitudes and Use of Family Cancer History and Biospecimen Collecti
    JANET JEANNE KELLY; Fiscal Year: 2013 health history, and identification of concerns and preferences regarding biospecimen collection through focus groups and survey questionnaires;and 3) Upon community approval, collection of biospecimens for a study of genetic ..
  48. Mission Reconnect: Promoting Resilience and Re-Integration of Post-Deployment Vet
    WILLIAM B COLLINGE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..will develop and refine the content, processes, and individual elements of the program through a combination of focus groups, experiential workshops, and usability testing of prototype materials, and evaluate feasibility of the approach...
  49. Health-Related Quality of Life in Huntington?s Disease Research and Practice: De
    Noelle E Carlozzi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..b>Focus groups consisting of individuals with or at-risk for HD ("consumers"), family members and caregivers, and HD ..
  50. A Targeted Approach to Increasing American Indian Tissue and Organ Donation
    Dedra S Buchwald; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..To understand our target population's knowledge and attitudes regarding donation, we will conduct focus groups, then develop culturally appropriate educational materials (brochures, posters) to distribute at TCUs and ..
  51. Transition Readiness of Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
    Lisa Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..b>Focus groups with PPP will elicit multiple perspectives on AYA survivor transition readiness and will inform SMART ..
  52. Developing a Smoking Cessation Intervention for Methadone Maintained Smokers
    Nina Cooperman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Project One will address Aim 1 and involve collecting qualitative data through focus groups with methadone clinic clinical staff and current and previous smokers receiving methadone maintenance treatment...
  53. Optimizing Maternal-Child Health in Kenya
    ASOK ANTONY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will also use focus groups and health barazas-the customary form of community assembly in Kenya-to initiate a dialogue among women, elders ..
  54. CRIME-PA: CRIme Measures Evaluations for Physical Activity
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The formative research phase will involve systematic development of a set of measures, using age-specific focus groups and interviews with expert informants to assess perceptions of and responses to crime for 4 age groups: Older ..
  55. Do barriers to transplantation impact liver cancer survival in Asians?
    Umut Sarpel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..For this aim we will employ focus groups and Social Cognitive Theory to study the attitudes and knowledge about HCC and liver transplantation in a ..
  56. Enhancing Kidney Donation Through Live Organ Video Educated Donors (LOVED)
    Frank A Treiber; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..LOVED I and II technical content and delivery formats guided by behavioral and technological theories using 9 focus groups (8 per group) of AA LDKT recipients/donors, ESRD LDKT eligible patients, PDs who failed to complete screening ..
  57. Physical Activity Behavior Among Midlife South Asian Indian Immigrants
    MANJU NARESH DANIEL; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Translation of measures was done by the committee method, followed by focus groups. Think-aloud interviews were conducted to assure cross-cultural relevance...
  58. Health Information Technology to Support Clinical Decision Making in Obesity Care
    BONNIE L GANCE-CLEVELAND; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..and their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors, (4) evaluation of components of chronic care model, and (5) focus groups regarding the barriers and facilitators to adoption of guidelines and technology...
  59. HIV Prevention for Batswana Youth: Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Intervention
    Janet S St Lawrence; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Guided by a teen advisory committee and a community advisory board, we will conduct focus groups with youth and in-depth interviews with key informants in the first year to inform adaptation of the ..
  60. Examining the effect of a provider-delivered intervention among Medicaid smokers
    AMY K FERKETITCH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Physicians, their staff, and MMCP smokers will be recruited and asked to engage in qualitative interviews or focus groups. Phase II will consist of a pilot and feasibility test of the intervention targeting physician offices...
  61. Using Health Information Technology to Support Population-Based Clinical Practice
    Per H Gesteland; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..clinician use of current population-based ARI health information resources and decision support tools using focus groups and structured observation...
  62. Preventing HIV/AIDS Among Teens in Juvenile Justice
    Geri R Donenberg; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..staged process that included an active, diverse, multi-disciplinary advisory board, a youth advisory board, focus groups, two pilot tests, extensive feedback, and a series of curriculum revisions over three years...
    Herbert Severson; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The prototype will be developed with input from focus groups of Dental Health Care Workers (DHCWs), and an advisory group of dental professionals and educators...
  64. HIV/AIDS Prevention for Men with Intellectual Disabilities
    JENNIFER J WELLS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Formative procedures (i.e., focus groups and telephone interviews) will be used to identify HIV/AIDS risk issues unique to men with ID (e.g...
  65. Clinical Response to Biomarker Documentation of Child Secondhand Smoke Exposure
    ANNE JOSEPH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will conduct focus groups among staff to identify training needs, develop methods to integrate the intervention with office practice and ..
  66. Colorectal Cancer Screening in Southwestern Hispanics and Native Americans
    Robert Rhyne; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Qualitative focus groups and semi-structured interviews will be conducted through RIOS Net;a primary care practice-based research ..
  67. Obesity Education Campaign - a multimedia resource for parents and significant ca
    HENRY WATTS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Prototype materials will be revised based on feedback from advisors and target audiences. Focus groups with target audiences (parents and professionals who work with parents) will take place during the development ..
  68. Decision Making in Unaffected First-Degree Relatives of Prostate Cancer Patients
    Clement Gwede; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our study design will involve two phases. The first phase of the study will involve focus groups and interviews with prostate cancer patients and their first-degree relatives (brothers and sons) to develop ..
  69. Health, Pollution & Economic Development in South Durban
    Stuart Batterman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Interviews and focus groups will be conducted with key informants, decision and policy makers in government, industry and nongovernmental ..
  70. Reducing HIV Risk in Adult Women with Intellectual Disabilities
    Jennifer Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Formative procedures (i.e., focus groups and telephone interviews) will be used to identify HIV/AIDS risk issues unique to women with ID (e.g...
  71. Contextual Influences on Sexual Risk among Latino MSM
    MARIA ZEA; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This qualitative phase will involve ethnographic observation, a minimum of 15 key informant interviews, six focus groups, and 30 in-depth interviews...
  72. PPM-PREP: Peer-Mentored Preparedness for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
    DAVID PAUL EISENMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In Phase I of the proposed study, findings from focus groups of ADD will be used to tailor PREP for ADD...
  73. Responsible Retailing Program for Alcohol Retailers
    Brad Krevor; Fiscal Year: 2009 that an RR program would need to offer for an owner-operator to participate in it " Conduct 4 focus groups with restaurant / tavern owner-operators and 4 focus groups with package store owner-operators...
  74. Engaging Teen Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: A Web-based Approach
    LINDA S BAIR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..b>Focus groups with a diverse group of teens, parents and teachers recruited from an urban high school located in the ..
  75. Translating COPD Guidelines inot Primary Care Practice
    Donna Parker; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..will evaluate barriers and facilitators to implementation of COPD guidelines into clinical practice through focus groups of primary care patients and providers...
  76. A Web-based Tool for Assessing and Addressing Mental Health of Young Children
    Barbara Howard; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This proposal focuses on finalizing CHADIS 0-3 through consultation with national experts and through focus groups and pilot testing, and subsequently assessing its validity, acceptability, and feasibility in preparation for ..
  77. Multimedia Motivational Interviewing Training for Physical Therapists
    ROBIN INLANDER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Input will also be received from focus groups consisting of PT students, faculty and practitioners...
    Robert Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..During phase 1a, semi-structured in depth interviews and focus groups will be conducted. Component 1b is a study to examine the generalizability of information generated in phase 1a...
  79. Ethical Challenges for Research Extenders Responsible for the Integrity of Commun
    Celia B Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Aim 1 will be achieved through the implementation of focus groups conducted with REs who are involved in addiction research in New York City, Philadelphia, Hartford, New Haven ..
  80. Couples and Cancer: Building Partner Efficacy in Caring
    William Collinge; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Phase I focus groups identified common concerns about use of touch as support in cancer...
  81. Communicative Participation in Head and Neck Cancer
    Tanya L Eadie; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In study 1, 15 clinicians experienced treating individuals with HNCa will participation in focus groups. They will evaluate items from an item bank recently developed for individuals with neurogenic communication ..
  82. Negotiating Sexuality and Intimacy of Older Adults in Assisted Living
    ELISABETH BURGESS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..One hundred and twenty respondents will participate in focus groups or in-depth interviews...
  83. Mental Health Literacy Among Korean American Elders
    Yuri Jang; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed study includes three phases: (1) data collection with a mixed methodology including a survey and focus groups;(2) development of an educational intervention program, and (3) pilot testing and evaluation...