Doing Focus Groups in the Health Field: Some Lessons from Nepal

  • E van Teijlingen Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health, Bournemouth House, 19, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth University, England
  • P Simkhada Senior Lecturer, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK; Visiting Professor, MMIHS
  • J Stephens Director, Green Tara Trust

Abstract

This paper addresses two research issues, one related to the running of focus groups and one more generally, on the link between researchers and local health officials. The objective of this article is to alert potential focus group researchers of some of the challenges related to conducting focus groups in rural areas. Our view-point article highlights the key issues of our experience in conducting focus groups in Nepal. Furthermore, it reflects on likely reasons why the challenges occurred and, where possible, offers some solutions to improve the running of focus groups.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/hprospect.v12i1.8722

Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health Vol.12(1) 2013: 15-17

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2013-09-24
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van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., & Stephens, J. (2013). Doing Focus Groups in the Health Field: Some Lessons from Nepal. Health Prospect, 12(1), 15-17. https://doi.org/10.3126/hprospect.v12i1.8722
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