Developing A Long Term Condition Using Patient Education

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Focus groups are a popular method used to capture views and opinions for qualitative research.

3.2 Search Strategy
A comprehensive search was undertaken to identify a suitable research paper using a variety of online sources searching for patient experience in managing a long-term condition using patient education. Simple Google searches (including Google Scholar), academic databases (PubMed) and scientific databases (ScienceDirect) were used to identify a paper, using question-specific search terms (Table 1 – PIOT framework question formulation) (Schardt, Adams, Owens, Keitz, & Fontelo, 2007) to find papers relevant to diabetes patient education programmes. These were then combined with search terms specific to qualitative research methods such as the term 'focus group ' (Flemming & Briggs, 2007). This approach filters search results that contain papers most likely to answer the question to be reviewed and exclude those that are irrelevant (Evans, 2002; Flemming & Briggs, 2007; Gorecki, Brown, Briggs, & Nixon, 2010).
Table 2: Search Terms

Framework

Keywords
Database/search engine

PubMed
ScienceDirect
Google Scholar
P
Patients with Diabetes
#1
203522
489189
2130
I
Education
#2
1036639
1412044
5260
O
Adherence
#3
104550
244816
2090
T
Focus Group
#4
46735
2061502
5030
PIOT
#1, #2, #3, #4
#5
38
9932
152

3.3 Paper selected for critical appraisal Vermeire, E., Hearnshaw, H., Ratsep, A., Levasseur, G., Petek, D., Van Dam, H., Van Der Horst, F., Vinter-Repalust, N.,…

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