The role of focus groups in a randomised controlled trial: the ADEPT study

Lewis, Sharon, and Nagle, Cate (2007) The role of focus groups in a randomised controlled trial: the ADEPT study. Australasian Epidemiologist, 14 (2). pp. 33-34.

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In a recent study we developed a decision aid for prenatal testing of fetal abnormalities. The effectiveness of the decision aid compared with a pamphlet in increasing women's informed choice and decreasing conflict was evaluated using a cluster randomised controlled trial, A DEcision aid for Prenatal Testing for fetal abnormalities (ADEPT) [ISRCTN22532458]. Challenged with the need to ensure that the decision aid best suited the needs of women and health professionals involved General Practitioners (GPs), we explored the potential of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to inform the development phase. In this article we discuss our rationale for, and provide some insights regarding our experience of, using qualitative methods during the development phase of the decision aid.

Item ID: 51234
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1327-8835
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 01:30
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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