From informed consent to dissemination: Using participatory visual methods with young people with long-term conditions at different stages of research

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ana Martins, Imelda Coyne, Gemma Bryan, Faith Gibson
2016 Global Public Health  
Research with young people suffering from a long-term illness has more recently incorporated the use of visual methods to foster engagement of research participants from a wide age range, capture the longitudinal and complex factors involved in young people's experiences of care, and allow young people to express their views in multiple ways. Despite its contributions, these methods are not always easy to implement and there is a possibility they might not generate the results or engagement
more » ... ially anticipated by researchers. We hope to expand on the emerging discussion on the use of participatory visual methods by presenting the practical issues we have faced while using this methodology during different stages of research: informed assent/consent, data collection, and the dissemination of findings. We propose a combination of techniques to make sure the research design is flexible enough to allow research participants to shape the research process according to their needs and interests. 2
doi:10.1080/17441692.2016.1165718 pmid:27219895 fatcat:wlpt7depdvafrmyb5i737y4d6y