Focus groups. Giving voice to people

Outcomes Manag Nurs Pract. 2000 Oct-Dec;4(4):177-81.


The authors used focus groups to evaluate the effectiveness of specific patient teaching tools on patient education outcomes. In addition, data from the focus groups identified both deficiencies in the teaching-education process and ways to improve patient education and self-care outcomes. Negative and positive aspects of using focus groups in outcome measurement are included.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Focus Groups*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Patient Education as Topic / standards*