Using the nominal group technique to engage people with chronic pain in health service development

Wainwright, D, Boichat, C and McCracken, L.M (2014) 'Using the nominal group technique to engage people with chronic pain in health service development.' The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 29 (1). pp. 52-69. ISSN 0749-6753

[img]
Preview
Text
11275.pdf - Accepted Version
Repository Terms Apply.

Download (576kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2163

Abstract

In this methodological paper, we discuss the use of the nominal group technique to facilitate the involvement of people with chronic pain and other stakeholder groups in the design of a community‐based pain management programme. On the basis of our experiences of using the technique in a study conducted in the south‐west region of the UK, we explore conceptual and logistical issues relating to patient involvement in health service development, discuss political issues relating to the articulation and synthesis of different stakeholder perspectives, and provide a description of how the technique can be applied in the aforementioned context. We conclude that although the nominal group technique is not a panacea for the difficulties encountered in patient involvement, it does offer advantages over other approaches.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: research design, focus groups, healthcare, users' experiences, decision making, patient participation, chronic pain
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 15:48
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)