A research note on the benefit of patient and public involvement in research: The experience of prostate cancer patients regarding information in radiotherapy

Gordon, Linzi, Dickinson, Anne, Offredy, M. and Smiddy, Jane (2017) A research note on the benefit of patient and public involvement in research: The experience of prostate cancer patients regarding information in radiotherapy. Radiography, 23 (2). pp. 167-170. ISSN 1078-8174

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2017.02.004

Abstract

Aim
To explore the inclusion of patient and public involvement (PPI) in a qualitative study on the experiences of men with prostate cancer regarding information in radiotherapy.

Method
The application of PPI to one doctoral research study is explored with respect to two perspectives: firstly, involvement of a patient reference group who informed the research design and materials, and secondly, the involvement of a public involvement in research group (PIRg) in advising the researcher during the design process.

Discussion
PPI is recognised as an important component of contemporary health research. PPI is becoming a common and essential requirement for high quality research projects and yet literature exploring or reporting the involvement and influence of PPI is sparse. Consideration is given to the national PPI landscape that has shaped public involvement in health research.

Conclusion
The contribution of PPI to this study appears to have been beneficial to the development and evaluation of the study design, the self-worth of the reference group participants and demonstrates that the value of PPI in health research should not be underestimated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 09:44
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36585

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