Putting it into Practice

Title: Designing a placebo device: Involving service users in clinical trial design
Author: Gooberman-Hill, R., Jinks, C., Boucsas, S., Hislop, K., Dziedzic, K., Rhodes, C., Burston, A. & Adams, J.
Date Published: 2013
Reference: Health Expectations doi: 10.1111/hex.12043. [Epub ahead of print]
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: In order to improve the design of a future clinical trial of hand splints for thumb-base osteoarthritis, two groups of service users were brought together to provide advice on the selection and design of a placebo splint. This paper describes how the groups were recruited and facilitated. The researchers highlight that the groups were not run as focus groups in the traditional way, but were designed to provide a structure in which service users and researchers could work together to design key elements of the future trial.

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general principles of good practice
description of involvement in a research project
designing of research
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Date Entered: 2013/05/08

Date Edited: 2013/05/08

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