Focus Group/Semi Structured Interviews

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad


A focus group is collection of patients, whose opinions and experiences can be used as part of service development [1]. As part of this ‘a comfortable environment,’ is provided for focus group participants to freely give their opinions, contributing to the topic and development of further concepts e.g. for the pathway. A focus group is appropriate to participatory research, as it involves a small number of service users [1]. Based on this a small group consisting of eight patients will be conducted with a moderator present [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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