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Title: Engaging knowledge users in development of the CONSORT-Equity 2017 reporting guideline: a qualitative study using in-depth interviews.
Author: Jull J, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E, Yoganathan M, Petkovic J, Tugwell P, Welch V and the CONSORT-Equity 2017 and Boston Equity Symposium participants.
Date Published: 2018
Reference: Research Involvement and Engagement 4:34
Are service users or carers authors: Yes

Abstract: Healthcare decision makers need to know the pros and cons of treatments to address health issues. Health equity is about ways to know about and address unfair differences in health for groups of people. To promote health equity, decision makers need to know if the pros and cons of treatments might differ across groups of people, so that more people can get the healthcare best for them. For this reason a guideline to report research details about health equity was made. In a study to make the guideline to report research details about health equity, we talked with a range of people who join in or use healthcare research and that include patients, healthcare researchers, healthcare decision makers and healthcare providers. Our research shows that all of these “knowledge users” have expertise to share and that their ideas should be valued. We also wanted to know what knowledge users think are key research details about health equity. We describe talking with a group of 13 knowledge users of which 3 were patients, about what they view as key ways to report research details about health equity. Then, we describe how what was learned in talking with knowledge users was used to make the guideline. We conclude that talking with knowledge users is a way to improve guidelines that report on key research details about health equity so that more people can get the healthcare that is the best for them.

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Categories: health
public health
Writing up and disseminating
impact on implementation and change
impact of public involvement
journal article
Implementation and change

Date Entered: 2018/11/26

Date Edited: 2018/11/26

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