This paper describes the successful collaboration between professional and consumer members of a research team, who worked together on a study of surgical treatment of women with breast cancer.
The consumers were involved from the beginning of the study and made a difference by:
The research team conclude that involvement of consumers should be integral to the research process from the outset. They also recommend that researchers wishing to involve consumers seek advice from professionals and organisations with expertise in the field, to ensure good practice and optimise mutual benefit.
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Date Entered: 2010/09/28
Date Edited: 2012/11/21