The appropriateness and use of focus group methodology across international mental health communities.

Int Rev Psychiatry 2004 Feb-May;16(1-2):24-30

Consortium Center for Public Mental Health, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The ability to interpret collected data across international mental health communities often proves to be difficult. The following paper reports on the use and appropriateness of focus group methodology in helping to clarify issues that could help substantiate data collection and comparison across different cultures and regions. Field tests of the focus group methodology were undertaken in different regions and this paper describes an overview of the final field test in Sofia, Bulgaria. The findings and experiences with utilizing this methodology were incorporated in subsequent data collections.

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September 2004
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