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Interaction Between Participants in Focus Groups With Older Patients and General Practitioners
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy. (Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Group)
The Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry. (Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Group)
The NEPI Foundation.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy. (Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Group)
2010 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 20, no 5, 607-616 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Group interaction is put forward as the principal advantage for focus group research although rarely reported on. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the methodological knowledge regarding focus group research by providing an empirical example of the application of the Lehoux, Poland and Daudelin template suggested for analysis of the interaction in focus groups. The data source was 18 focus groups' performance in Sweden; 12 with older participants and 6 with general practitioners (GPs). GPs found a common ground in belonging to the same profession, while older participants instead of constituting a group in the words real sense started just sharing a common focus. We found the template easy to understand and use, except for identifying participants' explicit and implicit purposes for participating. Further, adding an interaction analysis to the content analysis helped us appreciate and clarify the contexts from which these data were created.

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2010. Vol. 20, no 5, 607-616 p.
Keyword [en]
focus groups, group interaction, health care professionals, older people
National Category
Social and Clinical Pharmacy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-106347DOI: 10.1177/1049732309354097ISI: 000276851100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-106347DiVA: diva2:224621
Available from: 2009-06-19 Created: 2009-06-19 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Multiple Medicine Use: Patients’ and general practitioners’ perceptions and patterns of use in relation to age and other patient characteristics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multiple Medicine Use: Patients’ and general practitioners’ perceptions and patterns of use in relation to age and other patient characteristics
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There are widespread concerns about the increasing use of multiple medicines. The aims of this thesis were to identify older patients' and general practitioners' (GPs) attitudes to and experiences of multiple medicine use, as well as to describe patterns of multiple medicine use in different age groups in association with patient-related factors. An additional aim was to contribute to scientific methodological development by providing an empirical example of the application of the Lehoux, Poland, & Daudelin template for the analysis of interaction in focus groups. Data were collected via qualitative focus group discussions and from a cross-sectional community-based population survey conducted during 2001-2005.

The patients revealed co-existing accounts of both immediate gratitude that medicines exist and problems with using multiple medicines such as worrying whether multiple medicine use is 'good' for the body. The patient-doctor relationship coloured their attitudes towards their treatment and care.

The GPs at times felt insecure, though surrounded by treatment guidelines. Lack of communication with hospital specialists was perceived to reduce treatment quality, while influence of patient pressure was thought to contribute to the development of multiple medicine use. An interaction analysis helped in appreciating and clarifying the contexts in which results from the content analysis were created. Further discussion is needed on how to best report these results.

Different cut-offs are useful in defining multiple medicine use in different age groups. Vast majorities of users of multiple medicines were found to have unique medicine combinations. Multiple medicine use was found to be associated with morbidity and poor self-rated health across all age groups.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2009. 77 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Pharmacy, ISSN 1651-6192 ; 102
Keyword
Age groups, Focus group interaction analysis, General practitioners, Multiple medicine use, Patient-doctor communication, Patient-related factors, Polypharmacy
National Category
Social and Clinical Pharmacy
Research subject
Social Pharmacy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-106349 (URN)978-91-554-7564-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-09-25, Auditorium Minus, Gustavianum, Akademigatan 3, Uppsala, 09:15 (English)
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Available from: 2009-09-02 Created: 2009-06-19 Last updated: 2009-09-02Bibliographically approved

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