The identification of research priorities for therapy professions in Ireland. Main report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/109182
Title:
The identification of research priorities for therapy professions in Ireland. Main report
Authors:
McKenna, Hugh; McDonough, Suzanne; McDonnell, Roberta; Keeney, Sinead; Hasson, Felicity; Ward, Mary; Kelly, Greg; Lagan, Katie; Duffy, Orla
Affiliation:
University of Ulster
Publisher:
Health Research Board (HRB); Department of Health and Children (DOHC)
Issue Date:
30-Jul-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/109182
Additional Links:
http://www.hrb.ie/publications/hrb-publication/publications//520/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The therapy professions make up a significant and growing proportion of the health-care workforce in Ireland. In December 2008 the Therapy Advisory Unit of the Department of Health and Children (DoHC, 2008b) published A Research Strategy for the Therapy Professions. One of its strategic goals was to ensure that the therapy professions have a clear direction for their research activities. This study addresses this strategic goal by using the Delphi research technique to identify agreed research priorities for each of six Irish therapy professions: (i) physiotherapy, (ii) occupational therapy, (iii) podiatry, (iv) speech and language therapy, (v) nutrition and dietetics, and (vi) orthoptics. This was achieved through gaining agreement on what these priorities should be from the professionals themselves as well as from key stakeholders and service users. Alongside the top 20 research priorities for each of these responding groups, seven recurrent themes were identified. These were: (i) practice evaluation; (ii) health promotion; (iii) service organisation; (iv) clinical academic training; (v) service user perspective; (vi) cost-effectiveness; and (vii) epidemiology. This Main Report provides technical details on the Delphi methodology process followed and a review of the policy literature alongside an account of the research priorities and recurrent themes.
Keywords:
RESEARCH PROJECT; FUNDING; THERAPY
ISBN:
9781903669174
Sponsors:
Department of Health and Children

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dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Hughen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonough, Suzanneen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Robertaen
dc.contributor.authorKeeney, Sineaden
dc.contributor.authorHasson, Felicityen
dc.contributor.authorWard, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Gregen
dc.contributor.authorLagan, Katieen
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Orlaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-06T10:15:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-06T10:15:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010-07-30-
dc.identifier.isbn9781903669174-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/109182-
dc.descriptionThe therapy professions make up a significant and growing proportion of the health-care workforce in Ireland. In December 2008 the Therapy Advisory Unit of the Department of Health and Children (DoHC, 2008b) published A Research Strategy for the Therapy Professions. One of its strategic goals was to ensure that the therapy professions have a clear direction for their research activities. This study addresses this strategic goal by using the Delphi research technique to identify agreed research priorities for each of six Irish therapy professions: (i) physiotherapy, (ii) occupational therapy, (iii) podiatry, (iv) speech and language therapy, (v) nutrition and dietetics, and (vi) orthoptics. This was achieved through gaining agreement on what these priorities should be from the professionals themselves as well as from key stakeholders and service users. Alongside the top 20 research priorities for each of these responding groups, seven recurrent themes were identified. These were: (i) practice evaluation; (ii) health promotion; (iii) service organisation; (iv) clinical academic training; (v) service user perspective; (vi) cost-effectiveness; and (vii) epidemiology. This Main Report provides technical details on the Delphi methodology process followed and a review of the policy literature alongside an account of the research priorities and recurrent themes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Health and Childrenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Board (HRB); Department of Health and Children (DOHC)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hrb.ie/publications/hrb-publication/publications//520/en
dc.subjectRESEARCH PROJECTen
dc.subjectFUNDINGen
dc.subjectTHERAPYen
dc.titleThe identification of research priorities for therapy professions in Ireland. Main reporten
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Ulsteren
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