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Title: Implementation Process and Impacts of a Participatory HIV Research Project with Key Populations.
Author: Dias S, Gama A, Simões D and Mendão L.
Date Published: 2018
Reference: BioMed Research International doi.org/10.1155/2018/5845218
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: An HIV research project looking at the spread of HIV and risk factors in vulnerable groups involved sex workers and men who have sex with men through two Community Advisory Boards (CABs). Regular meetings, workshops, and focus groups were conducted with CABs and other partners to design and deliver the project. This had an impact on the individuals, community organisations, health professionals, academics, and policy-makers. It also influenced all stages of the research and led to unexpected outcomes. The authors conclude that the involvement ensured the knowledge from the project had been coproduced, and meant the findings were used to influence subsequent service development and health policy.

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Categories: public health
Designing research
Managing research
Undertaking research
Analysing and interpreting
Writing up and disseminating
impact on research
impact on research ethics
impact on service users involved
impact on researchers
impact on implementation and change
impact of public involvement
reflecting on public involvement in research
journal article
Implementation and change

Date Entered: 2018/11/28

Date Edited: 2018/11/28

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