Aim: To describe how users experience being interviewed by other users. Method: 17 service users who had been interviewed by service users as part of another research project, were interviewed about their experience. Findings: Some users found the experience of being interviewed by another user as a positive experience particularly because they:
However, some were also concerned about the experience because they felt:
Conclusion: The researchers questioned whether the user researchers in this project had received sufficient training in interviewing. They also suggested that some of the problems may be overcome by more careful matching of user researchers to interviewees.
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Categories: health Undertaking research impact on service users involved impact of public involvement journal article
Date Entered: 2010/09/28
Date Edited: 2012/11/21