Identifying Priority Policy Issues and Health System Research Questions Associated with Recovery Outcomes for Burns Survivors in India: A Qualitative Inquiry

For which topic were research priorities identified?

burn survival

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

Asia - India

Why was it conducted at all?

The high burden of burns in India is known, and the challenges in prevention and care are recognised. However, there is poor understanding of the factors and interrelationships for planning effective measures for improving outcomes in burns survivors in India.

What was the objective?

to identify priority policy issues and health system research questions associated with recovery outcomes for burns survivors in India

What was the outcome?

a list of 4 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

focus group; interview

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: in-depth interviews with healthcare providers and focus groups at burns care services with burns survivors, caregivers and community workers. Step 2: data processing: thematic analysis

Which stakeholders took part?

Healthcare providers, burns survivors, caregivers, neighbors/community, non-governmental organizations involved in rehabilitation, legal aid, workplaces and key personnel in health service implementation. 29 participants: 16 healthcare providers (nurses, doctors, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, nutritionist, surgeon etc), 8 patients, 2 carers, 1 paralegal, 1 state officer, 1 NGO representative.

How were stakeholders recruited?

Purposive snowball sampling method was used whereby respondents were asked to suggest other potential stakeholders to be interviewed.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.