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dc.contributorWong Shee, Annaen_US
dc.contributorClapham, Reneeen_US
dc.contributorAitken, J.en_US
dc.contributorAnanthapavan, J.en_US
dc.contributorDonaldson, A.en_US
dc.contributorMcNamara, Kevinen_US
dc.contributorUgalde, A.en_US
dc.contributorVersace, Vincenten_US
dc.description.abstractIt is vital that health services research addresses issues that are both important to patients and meets health service needs or gaps. The aim of this study was to engage rural and regional communities, clinicians and academics to identify actionable health research priorities for translation into practice in the Grampians region. The study phases included: (1) surveys and community forums to identify important health issues; (2) focus groups with consumers and health professionals to identify values considered important for determining priorities; (3) an innovative online concept mapping approach to engage stakeholder groups (consumers, health service professionals and researchers) to generate overarching themes from the identified health/healthcare issues and rate issues using the priority setting criteria; and (4) developing tractable research questions for the high-priority issues. Overall, 117 community members and 70 health professionals identified 400 health/healthcare issues. Community forums identified issues related to access; costs; geographical, social and cultural isolation; and lack of services and suitably qualified health professionals in rural areas. Six focus groups (16 community members, 16 health professionals) identified three key values for prioritising health issues: equal access for equal need; effectiveness; and health impact (number of people affected). Use of a consensus process for co-designing allied health research priorities will enhance the relevance of health research, facilitate adoption of research findings into practice and ultimately improve patient outcomes in the Grampians region. This project has given clinicians and consumers a voice and ownership over research decision-making and can drive a program of clinically important research.en_US
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dc.titleIdentifying research priorities to optimize allied health care – informed by consumers, health professionals and researchers: a modified Delphi study.en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencedateAugust 9-12en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencename14th National Allied Health Conference (NAHC)en_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusALLIED HEALTHen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusRESEARCH PRIORITISESen_US
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