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Developing an 'interactive' booklet on respiratory tract infections in children for use in primary care consultations

Developing an 'interactive' booklet on respiratory tract infections in children for use in primary care consultations
Developing an 'interactive' booklet on respiratory tract infections in children for use in primary care consultations
Objective: To construct a systematic process for developing an ?interactive? booklet for use in primarycareconsultations and to use this process to develop a booklet on respiratorytractinfections in children.
Methods: Booklet development occurred through a number of stages, which included: expert group brainstorming and literature review, professional graphic design, readability assessment, and consultation with users. Consultation was achieved through the use of focus groups and interviews with parents, focus groups and independent booklet review by general practitioners, and booklet review and feedback by paediatricians.
Results: All development stages led to meaningful enhancements to the booklet. Consultation with parents demonstrated a desire for more information than anticipated, with a particular emphasis on the interpretation of signs and symptoms, and the recognition of serious illness. General practitioners contributed to the design and clarity of the booklet and helped to ensure that it would be acceptable for use within consultations.
Conclusion: Written material needs to be developed in a systematic way and include consultation with the intended users. Focus groups are a valuable tool for consulting with consumers and practitioners in this regard.
Patient education, Respiratorytractinfections, Children, Parents, Pamphlets, Focus groups
0738-3991
286-293
Francis, Nicholas Andrew
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Wood, Fiona Claire
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Simpson, Sharon Anne
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Hood, Kerenza
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Butler, Christopher Collett
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Wood, Fiona Claire
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Simpson, Sharon Anne
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Butler, Christopher Collett
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Francis, Nicholas Andrew, Wood, Fiona Claire, Simpson, Sharon Anne, Hood, Kerenza and Butler, Christopher Collett (2008) Developing an 'interactive' booklet on respiratory tract infections in children for use in primary care consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 73 (2), 286-293. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.07.020).

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Abstract

Objective: To construct a systematic process for developing an ?interactive? booklet for use in primarycareconsultations and to use this process to develop a booklet on respiratorytractinfections in children.
Methods: Booklet development occurred through a number of stages, which included: expert group brainstorming and literature review, professional graphic design, readability assessment, and consultation with users. Consultation was achieved through the use of focus groups and interviews with parents, focus groups and independent booklet review by general practitioners, and booklet review and feedback by paediatricians.
Results: All development stages led to meaningful enhancements to the booklet. Consultation with parents demonstrated a desire for more information than anticipated, with a particular emphasis on the interpretation of signs and symptoms, and the recognition of serious illness. General practitioners contributed to the design and clarity of the booklet and helped to ensure that it would be acceptable for use within consultations.
Conclusion: Written material needs to be developed in a systematic way and include consultation with the intended users. Focus groups are a valuable tool for consulting with consumers and practitioners in this regard.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 23 August 2008
Published date: 1 November 2008
Keywords: Patient education, Respiratorytractinfections, Children, Parents, Pamphlets, Focus groups

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Local EPrints ID: 436266
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436266
ISSN: 0738-3991
PURE UUID: f70d9f8d-0c14-43ad-b6a4-749fad9e1fb0
ORCID for Nicholas Andrew Francis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8939-7312

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Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:20

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