Abstract: Aim: To find out whether patient and public involvement in diabetes research has an impact on health.
Methods: A review of reports of involvement in projects aiming to reduce risk and promote self‐management of diabetes.
Findings and Conclusions: 29 relevant projects were found. Projects which involved patients/ public over a sufficient period of time enabled people to set priorities for research. Partnerships that committed to collaboration increased awareness of diabetes risk and helped people to co‐design and co‐deliver diabetes interventions. When these interventions were adapted to reflect the needs of people in different communities, the intervention became more relevant and acceptable to local people. The involvement of local people helped to build trust, leading to high levels of recruitment and retention, which project teams associated with achieving good health outcomes. However, the authors conclude that the proportion of diabetes studies that involve patients to this degree is surprisingly low. Barriers to resourcing partnerships need to be addressed.
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Categories: health Designing research impact on implementation and change impact of public involvement journal article Recruitment Implementation and change
Date Entered: 2019/07/30
Date Edited: 2019/07/30