Abstract: This case study of patient and public involvement (PPI) development examined the impact of long-term involvement on research at a primary care research centre in England. The centre set up a research user group (RUG) which discussed research proposals with researchers. They helped to assess whether studies were acceptable and feasible, commented on research design and reviewed research materials to make them easier to understand. The RUG members reported that involvement increased their skills and confidence, provided social support and helped them to feel useful during retirement. Researchers reported that involvement led to successful funding applications, improved team communication and enhanced the validity of their research instruments.
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Categories: health public health social care Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning Designing research impact on research impact on service users involved impact on researchers impact of public involvement journal article
Date Entered: 2015/04/27
Date Edited: 2015/04/27