Consumer contributions in developing clinical practice guidelines

J Nurs Care Qual. 2000 Jan;14(2):33-40. doi: 10.1097/00001786-200001000-00006.


Clinical practice guidelines are designed for use with consumers. However, consumers are rarely consulted about their development. This paper describes a research project to develop clinical practice guidelines for a community meeting to prevent and intervene with assaultive behavior. The research included consumer input from psychiatric inpatients. The two-phase approach with the consumers included a focus group, followed by survey research. Results, problems, and recommendations are presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Boston
  • Community Mental Health Services / standards*
  • Community Participation*
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Research* / methods
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Violence / prevention & control*