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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Categories: journal article service users and carers researchers research commissioners relevant to all service users general principles of good practice description of involvement in a research project designing of research staff in research organisations
Date Entered: 2013/05/08
Date Edited: 2013/05/08