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Sist endret: 2. februar 2018 12:41
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2017
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2017

Policymaker experiences with rapid response briefs to address health-system and technology questions in Uganda

Bidragsytere:
  • Rhona Mijumbi-Deve
  • Sarah Rosenbaum
  • Andrew David Oxman
  • John N. Lavis og
  • Nelson K. Sewankambo

Tidsskrift

Health Research Policy and Systems
ISSN 1478-4505
e-ISSN 1478-4505
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Volum: 15
Hefte: 1
Artikkelnummer: 37
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85018760627

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Policymaker experiences with rapid response briefs to address health-system and technology questions in Uganda

Sammendrag

Background: Health service and systems researchers have developed knowledge translation strategies to facilitate the use of reliable evidence for policy, including rapid response briefs as timely and responsive tools supporting decision making. However, little is known about users' experience with these newer formats for presenting evidence. We sought to explore Ugandan policymakers' experience with rapid response briefs in order to develop a format acceptable for policymakers. Methods: We used existing research regarding evidence formats for policymakers to inform the initial version of rapid response brief format. We conducted user testing with healthcare policymakers at various levels of decision making in Uganda, employing a concurrent think-aloud method, collecting data on elements including usability, usefulness, understandability, desirability, credibility and value of the document. We modified the rapid response briefs format based on the results of the user testing and sought feedback on the new format. Results: The participants generally found the format of the rapid response briefs usable, credible, desirable and of value. Participants expressed frustrations regarding several aspects of the document, including the absence of recommendations, lack of clarity about the type of document and its potential uses (especially for first time users), and a crowded front page. Participants offered conflicting feedback on preferred length of the briefs and use and placement of partner logos. Users had divided preferences for the older and newer formats. Conclusion: Although the rapid response briefs were generally found to be of value, there are major and minor frustrations impeding an optimal user experience. Areas requiring further research include how to address policymakers' expectations of recommendations in these briefs and their optimal length.

Bidragsytere

Rhona Mijumbi-Deve

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Makerere University

Sarah Ellen Rosenbaum

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Sarah Rosenbaum
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for global helse ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Andrew David Oxman

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for global helse ved Folkehelseinstituttet

John N. Lavis

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved McMaster University

Nelson K. Sewankambo

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Makerere University
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