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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160234
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Focus Group Process: Analysis of Group Interaction and Participant Insights
Abstract:
Focus Group Process: Analysis of Group Interaction and Participant Insights
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Oldenburg, Angela
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Iowa
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA, 52246, USA
Co-Authors:J. Williams, M. McGonigal-Kenney, M. Maas, and T. Tripp-Reimer, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Background: Focus groups are used to bring out rich experiential data and insights that might not otherwise emerge from other research methods. The key feature of a focus group is the interaction among participants. What participants say can be confirmed, reinforced, or contradicted within the group discussion. Analysis of the group process and member interactions can provide new levels of insights and identify the context of data. The purpose of this report is to describe the nature of member interactions and the additional insights introduced by group members during focus groups about family member concerns for persons with Huntington's Disease (HD) living outside the home. Method: Thirty family informants of persons with HD living outside the home participated in focus groups in 6 HD Centers in the U.S.A. and Canada. The relations of the informants to the persons with HD were: parents (30%), children (20%), or in the same generation such as spouses or siblings (46%). One third of the informants were at risk for HD. Mean informant age = 54, 26-78, in 6 HD Centers in USA and Canada. Following coding of focus group data, transcripts were re-examined to analyze group process and member interactions. Findings: Analysis of the group interactions identified aspects of the process including adherence to the discussion, dominant group members, affirmation between members, and therapeutic effects. Participants also elaborated on focus group data by asking for and providing information through spontaneous conversations with each other. Examples of themes that members expanded on and group interactions during the focus groups will be presented. Conclusions: The nature of the group dynamics and interactions is important to include in data analysis of research involving a focus group method. Separate examination of group interactions allows multiple analyses to intersect and support emerging themes of the research findings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFocus Group Process: Analysis of Group Interaction and Participant Insightsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160234-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Focus Group Process: Analysis of Group Interaction and Participant Insights</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Oldenburg, Angela</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA, 52246, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">angela-oldenburg@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Williams, M. McGonigal-Kenney, M. Maas, and T. Tripp-Reimer, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Focus groups are used to bring out rich experiential data and insights that might not otherwise emerge from other research methods. The key feature of a focus group is the interaction among participants. What participants say can be confirmed, reinforced, or contradicted within the group discussion. Analysis of the group process and member interactions can provide new levels of insights and identify the context of data. The purpose of this report is to describe the nature of member interactions and the additional insights introduced by group members during focus groups about family member concerns for persons with Huntington's Disease (HD) living outside the home. Method: Thirty family informants of persons with HD living outside the home participated in focus groups in 6 HD Centers in the U.S.A. and Canada. The relations of the informants to the persons with HD were: parents (30%), children (20%), or in the same generation such as spouses or siblings (46%). One third of the informants were at risk for HD. Mean informant age = 54, 26-78, in 6 HD Centers in USA and Canada. Following coding of focus group data, transcripts were re-examined to analyze group process and member interactions. Findings: Analysis of the group interactions identified aspects of the process including adherence to the discussion, dominant group members, affirmation between members, and therapeutic effects. Participants also elaborated on focus group data by asking for and providing information through spontaneous conversations with each other. Examples of themes that members expanded on and group interactions during the focus groups will be presented. Conclusions: The nature of the group dynamics and interactions is important to include in data analysis of research involving a focus group method. Separate examination of group interactions allows multiple analyses to intersect and support emerging themes of the research findings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:45:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:45:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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