Citizen advisory groups for the creation and improvement of decision aids: experience from two Swiss centers for primary care.

Selby, Kevin; Cardinaux, Regula; Metry, Beatrice; de Rougemont, Simone; Chabloz, Janine; Meier-Herrmann, Verena; Stoller, Jürg; Durand, Marie-Anne; Auer, Reto (2021). Citizen advisory groups for the creation and improvement of decision aids: experience from two Swiss centers for primary care. Research involvement and engagement, 7(1), p. 37. BMC 10.1186/s40900-021-00283-0

[img]
Preview
Text
Selby_ResInvolvEngagem_2021.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution (CC-BY).

Download (1MB) | Preview

BACKGROUND

Guidelines for patient decision aids (DA) recommend target population involvement throughout the development process, but developers may struggle because of limited resources. We sought to develop a feasible means of getting repeated feedback from users.

METHODS

Between 2017 and 2020, two Swiss centers for primary care (Lausanne and Bern) created citizen advisory groups to contribute to multiple improvement cycles for colorectal, prostate and lung cancer screening DAs. Following Community Based Participatory Research principles, we collaborated with local organizations to recruit citizens aged 50 to 75 without previous cancer diagnoses. We remunerated incidental costs and participant time. One center supplemented in-person meetings by mailed paper questionnaires, while the other supplemented meetings using small-group workshops and analyses of meeting transcripts.

RESULTS

In Lausanne, we received input from 49 participants for three DAs between 2017 and 2020. For each topic, participants gave feedback on the initial draft and 2 subsequent versions during in-person meetings with ~ 8 participants and one round of mailed questionnaires. In Bern, 10 participants were recruited among standardized patients from the university, all of whom attended in-person meetings every three months between 2017 and 2020. At both sites, numerous changes were made to the content, appearance, language, and tone of DAs and outreach materials. Participants reported high levels of satisfaction with the participative process.

CONCLUSIONS

Citizen advisory groups are a feasible means of repeatedly incorporating end-user feedback during the creation of multiple DAs. Methodological differences between the two centers underline the need for a flexible model adapted to local needs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of General Practice and Primary Care (BIHAM)

UniBE Contributor:

Metry, Beatrice and Auer, Reto

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

2056-7529

Publisher:

BMC

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Flükiger-Flückiger

Date Deposited:

09 Jun 2021 11:43

Last Modified:

10 Jun 2021 07:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s40900-021-00283-0

PubMed ID:

34090511

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Citizen involvement Decision aids Participatory research

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/156753

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/156753

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback