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Young Adult and Parent Stakeholder Perspectives On Participation in Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research

Authors: 
Saunders T, Mackie TI, Shah S, Gooding H, de Ferranti SD, Leslie LK
Year: 
2016
Journal: 
Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Pub Med #: 
Abstract: 

Aim
Explore perspectives of adolescent and young adult (AYA) and parent stakeholders regarding their engagement in comparative effectiveness research (CER) evaluating cholesterol screening and treatment strategies for 17–21 year olds. 

Methods
All nine AYAs and parent stakeholders participating in a 20-member panel of AYAs, parents and professionals (i.e., clinicians, researchers, policy makers, payers), completed a quantitative survey and a semistructured interview at the completion of the core CER study. 

Results & Conclusion
AYAs and parents stakeholders emphasized the role of power differentials regarding shared knowledge, relationships and trust, and logistics. To mitigate power differentials, stakeholders recommended more materials, clearer definition of roles and in-person meetings. Perceived positive outcomes included diversity of perspectives provided, better understanding their own health and decision-making and improving CER.