The use of focus group interviews in pediatric health care research

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dc.contributor.author Heary, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Hennessy, Eilis
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-23T16:54:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-23T16:54:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2002 Society of Pediatric Psychology en
dc.date.issued 2002-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of pediatric psychology en
dc.identifier.issn 0146-8693
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2574
dc.description.abstract Objective: To review and synethize the research material that exists on focus groups with children and adolescents and to provide guidelines for future development. Methods: Psychlit, Medline and Cinahl electronic databases, as well as the reference lists of those papers consulted were reviewed for information regarding the running of focus groups with participants under the age of 18 years. Both empirical and methodological papers were part of this review. Results: The utility of focus groups for exploratory research, program evaluation, program development and questionnaire construction or adaptation is reviewed. Based on previous research, guidelines for running focus groups with children and adolescents are provided and suggestions for future development are outlined. Conclusions: There is evidence to suggest that focus groups are a valuable means of eliciting children’s views on health related matters given an appropriate research question. However, empirical research is required in order to investigate systematically the effect of different processes and variables on the final outcome of focus group interviews. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.format.extent 210923 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.subject Focus group interview en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Paediatric psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh Focus groups--Research en
dc.subject.lcsh Research--Methodology en
dc.subject.lcsh Children--Attitudes en
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychology en
dc.title The use of focus group interviews in pediatric health care research en
dc.title.alternative Focus group interviews in pediatric health care en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/1/47 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 47 en
dc.identifier.endpage 57 en
dc.citation.other Special Issue on Methodology and Design en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/jpepsy/27.1.47
dc.neeo.contributor Heary|Caroline|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Hennessy|Eilis|aut| en


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