Identifying consumer pharmacy priorities: an introduction to the nominal group technique
The importance of health consumers’ views and priorities in healthcare is now increasingly recognised. There are multiple research methods to explore this topic; we chose to use the Nominal Group Technique to find out what people with chronic conditions and their carers wanted from their ideal community pharmacy. While there is consensus on how to conduct certain aspects of the nominal group process, there is variability in how this technique has been applied, and limited information on how to analyse a study with more than ten groups.
This seminar will provide a greater understanding of what the nominal group technique is, an appreciation of the adaptability of this method, and an insight into what Australian consumers wanted from community pharmacy. If you are have never heard of this technique, are interested in mixed method research, or just want to hear an Aussie accent, then this interactive presentation is for you.
Sara McMillan is a pharmacist, lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, Griffith University, and a PhD candidate. The focus of Sara’s PhD was to explore how community pharmacy could better assist people with chronic conditions and their carers, which was part of an Australian Federal Government funded project. She currently has 11 first authored, and 8 co-authored publications. Sara is about to submit her PhD, wants to expand her qualitative research skills, and to continue research in the area of chronic illness and how community pharmacy can be better utilised.
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