This report describes the process of involving parents in the development of a research study. A team of academics and therapists began the process of designing a study which aimed to improve postural management for children with physical disabilities attending mainstream schools. They presented their ideas to a group of parents of children with physical disabilities.In response to parents' feedback, the research team adapted their study to:
This involvement helped to keep the researchers focused on the issues most relevant and important to the parents and their children.The researchers therefore had to redesign their study. They comment on how this delayed the submission of their research proposal but how the benefits in terms of strengthening the proposal, far outweighed any delays in timing.
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Categories: health social care Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning Designing research impact on research impact of public involvement journal article
Date Entered: 2010/09/28
Date Edited: 2012/11/20