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The OPTIMA feasibility study – A short summary of our latest published paper.

In OPTIMA, we test whether the STEPS app can help support parents waiting for specialist assessment and treatment for their child with a clinical service. It is important that we share the results of this work with other researchers, clinicians and the general public, by publishing the results in a scientific journal. Before any study …

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ESO Drawing Task

Parents taking part in OPTIMA are invited to complete a joint drawing task with their child; ‘Etch-A-Sketch Online’ (ESO). This research task is based on one that used the traditional Etch-A-Sketch toy and has been developed for use in online research by Dr Bonamy R. Oliver and her team at UCL1. ESO enables researchers to …

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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

Good quality health research will involve members of the public to ensure that the work is relevant and valuable to potential beneficiaries; this is called patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE). It is not the same as recruiting volunteers to take part in research as participants. It is more about doing research with members …

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