Aim: To evaluate consumer involvement in the 11 studies within the London Primary Care Studies Programme and understand the impact on research processes and outcomes.
Method: A multi-method approach was used, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, observation and scrutiny of written documents. The evaluation team included a service user researcher.
Findings/recommendations: Consumers had an impact on the various projects in:
The greatest impacts of involvement were in the projects that strove to ensure service users and carers were partners throughout the research.
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Categories: health public health Designing research Undertaking research Analysing and interpreting impact on research impact on service users involved impact on researchers impact of public involvement journal article Recruitment
Date Entered: 2009/01/28
Date Edited: 2012/11/21