Conducting focus groups for health research among Asian communities: insights and experiences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237614
Title:
Conducting focus groups for health research among Asian communities: insights and experiences
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 ) ; Darr, A. R.
Abstract:
An exploratory qualitative study was undertaken in Luton to examine the issues that may underlie the severe shortage of organ donors from the United Kingdom's (UK) Asian population. To date, this subject area had not been researched within this sub-population of the UK. Thus, focus groups were employed as the initial stage of research to pre-test the applicability and validity of questions used in empirical studies undertaken within other cultural groups, and to allow the opportunity for new and unexpected issues to emerge. These focus groups also allowed us to gauge the response of conducting research on a sensitive topic among the Asian communities in Luton. The processes involved in conducting focus group discussions among Asian communities, and in using the subsequent findings to inform a semi-structured questionnaire, are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Luton
Citation:
Randhawa, G. and Darr, A. (2001) 'Conducting focus groups for health research among Asian communities: insights and experiences', Ethnicity & Disease, 11 (3)pp.438-45.
Journal:
Ethnicity & disease
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237614
PubMed ID:
11572410
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11572410
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1049-510X
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDarr, A. R.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-07T15:08:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-07T15:08:52Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. and Darr, A. (2001) 'Conducting focus groups for health research among Asian communities: insights and experiences', Ethnicity & Disease, 11 (3)pp.438-45.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1049-510X-
dc.identifier.pmid11572410-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237614-
dc.description.abstractAn exploratory qualitative study was undertaken in Luton to examine the issues that may underlie the severe shortage of organ donors from the United Kingdom's (UK) Asian population. To date, this subject area had not been researched within this sub-population of the UK. Thus, focus groups were employed as the initial stage of research to pre-test the applicability and validity of questions used in empirical studies undertaken within other cultural groups, and to allow the opportunity for new and unexpected issues to emerge. These focus groups also allowed us to gauge the response of conducting research on a sensitive topic among the Asian communities in Luton. The processes involved in conducting focus group discussions among Asian communities, and in using the subsequent findings to inform a semi-structured questionnaire, are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11572410en_GB
dc.subject.meshAsia-
dc.subject.meshFocus Groups-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Research-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors-
dc.titleConducting focus groups for health research among Asian communities: insights and experiencesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lutonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEthnicity & diseaseen_GB
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