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Involving carers from minority ethnic backgrounds in carer-led research

This qualitative pilot study investigated the interest of minority ethnic informal carers, with no previous experience of research, in engaging in carer-led research. Individual face-to-face interviews and focus groups were conducted to explore the understanding and attitudes carers hold to research alongside the motivators and de-motivators to their involvement in carer-led projects. The findings reveal that carers are interested in initiatives with a practical beneficial outcome for carers or those they look after. Black and minority ethnic carers identified interpreter and translation resources, gender sensitivity and flexibility around their involvement as major considerations. Carers perceptions of their transferable skills from personal or professional experiences to research were also closely linked to their willingness to engage in carer-led studies.

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Disability & Society

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Web of science - exported 12/7/2016
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