Explain why focus group is a useful qualitative method of gathering information.
Having you as a moderator of a community focus group that will explore knowledge, believes, attitudes and behaviors about your selected health problem:
- Define your group and the setting for the activity, applying statistical principles of sample size and homogeneity.
- Create and share an opening question to explore perceptions of the health risks associated with your topic of interest.
- Create a question that should explore what are the influences related to your topic.
- Create a third question that will help you in understanding the perception (in group members) of roles towards improving the health problem.
According to your selected health problem, discuss concerning habits, behaviors and practices that should be addressed to improve the indicators related to it. You may include aspects related to dietary choices, exercising, and comorbidities, as well as contributing stakeholders and their roles to meet your goals.