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Using children and young people as advocates to inform research design / Naomi Graham, Anne Mandy, Channine Clarke

By: Graham, Naomi.
Contributor(s): Mandy, Anne | Clarke, Channine [autor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSubject(s): Teràpia Ocupacional | Paràlisi cerebral | Infants | Investigació en teràpia ocupacionalOnline resources: Accés restringit usuaris EUIT In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2017 NOV;80(11):684-688Summary: Statement of context This practice analysis discusses the benefits and challenges of young advocates with physical disabilities and communication difficulties informing research design. Critical reflection on practice The use of advocates helped to inform a PhD project exploring the experience of play for 6–12-year-olds with high levels of physical disability due to cerebral palsy. This enabled the improvement of the study design in terms of participant information, interview questions, and the format of the participant interviews. Implications for practice Rigorous and well-designed research has a positive impact upon therapy practice. Researchers should make use of children and young people as advocates in order to enable high-quality research design.
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Journal article Journal article Escola Universitària d'Infermeria i Teràpia Ocupacional de Terrassa
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Journal Journal Escola Universitària d'Infermeria i Teràpia Ocupacional de Terrassa
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Statement of context
This practice analysis discusses the benefits and challenges of young advocates with physical disabilities and communication difficulties informing research design.

Critical reflection on practice
The use of advocates helped to inform a PhD project exploring the experience of play for 6–12-year-olds with high levels of physical disability due to cerebral palsy. This enabled the improvement of the study design in terms of participant information, interview questions, and the format of the participant interviews.

Implications for practice
Rigorous and well-designed research has a positive impact upon therapy practice. Researchers should make use of children and young people as advocates in order to enable high-quality research design.

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