Involving children and young people in the development of art-based research tools

Nurse Res. 2009;16(4):56-64. doi: 10.7748/nr2009.


In this article, the authors describe how they worked with children and young people to develop art-based techniques and activities for use in a study exploring family communication about genetic conditions. It highlights key methodological issues about children and young people's participation in research, the concept of what constitutes an art-based activity and how this was applied to developing art-based data collection tools.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Art*
  • Attitude to Health
  • Child
  • Communication
  • Data Collection / methods*
  • Family / psychology
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / psychology
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic / methods*
  • Nursing Methodology Research / methods*
  • Patient Participation / methods*
  • Patient Participation / psychology
  • Psychology, Child
  • Qualitative Research
  • Research Design