The Power of the Group: Comparison of Interviews and Group Concept Mapping for Identifying Patient-I


When it comes to identifying patient priorities for research or clinical care, data is fairly scarce. That's why a team including current PISC Advisory Board member Brendan Carr is in the process of characterizing the effectiveness of group concept mapping (GCM), a group participatory method, at identifying patient goals when seeking care. Although they found that GCM brainstorming is a powerful tool for effectively and efficiently identifying patient-important outcomes, they also found that it does not provide the breadth and depth of individual interviews or the higher level conceptual organization of the complete process of GCM.

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