Focus group interviews in health-care research

Prof Nurse. 1999 Mar;14(6):395-7.


The focus group interview allows researchers to obtain data about participants' feelings and opinions on a particular topic. Careful consideration must be given to the size of the group, the participants' backgrounds, the venue and the choice of moderator. It is not always appropriate to generalise the findings of focus group interviews on to a larger population.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Focus Groups / methods*
  • Group Processes
  • Group Structure
  • Health Services Research / methods*
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic / methods*
  • Nursing Methodology Research / methods*
  • Research Design*