Using a theoretical framework to develop a delphi questionnaire: Investigation of health professionals' views about linkage of paediatric healthcare data

Yvonne Hopf, Christine Margaret Bond, Jillian Joy Francis

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Abstract

Background
A Delphi survey is an iterative technique by which issues are progressively refined to reflect consensus. Following a qualitative study with healthcare professionals to explore potential barriers to linkage of paediatric data, a Delphi survey was planned. A questionnaire was developed to investigate identified barriers using the theoretical domains framework (TDF).
Objectives
To develop a TDF-based questionnaire for Round 1 of a Delphi survey.

Methods
The target behaviour was ‘facilitating the proposed data linkage’, specifically, continuing recording data as usual, requesting consent and reassuring patients. Twenty-one draft items were developed based on data from the qualitative study. Items were coded into theoretical domains by twelve experts in health psychology. Disagreements were resolved by discussion.

Results
Three items were project-, not behaviour-related. Fourteen items were clearly coded into a domain four required discussion and two were considered to relate to two or more domains. All twelve domains were represented by the items.

Conclusions
A 21-item questionnaire was designed and consensus was achieved regarding its theoretical coverage. The TDF accounted for all barriers identified in the qualitative study, confirming good empirical coverage. This instrument will be used for systematic assessment of barriers to data linkage.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine - Stirling, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Dec 201114 Dec 2011

Conference

Conference7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityStirling
Period13/12/1114/12/11

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Hopf, Y., Bond, C. M., & Francis, J. J. (2011). Using a theoretical framework to develop a delphi questionnaire: Investigation of health professionals' views about linkage of paediatric healthcare data. Poster session presented at 7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, Stirling, United Kingdom.