Valid Research worked with colleagues in the York Trials Unit at the University of York to complete the interview component of the OKIS study. The work was funded by the National Institute for Health Research. It aimed to:
- identify important outcomes among people fitted with an orthotic device for knee instability across a broad range of neuromuscular diseases;
- explore the factors influencing the perceived likelihood of achieving those outcomes for individuals within the context of their condition and care pathway.
Valid Research was brought in at a time when key team members were not available, meaning there was considerable pressure to complete the project on time.
Valid Research provided an experienced researcher for four months to help conduct interviews and formalise the approach to analysing the interview data. We contributed to coding the data ready for analysis, using the Framework approach. Our researcher also analysed comments by clinicians collected in an online survey so that these could be presented in the final report.
The involvement of Valid Research ensured that the OKIS project was completed on time and provided reassurance to the Chief Investigator that the work would be carried out to the highest professional standards.
Our client says:
It was great being able to access such an experienced researcher who was able to work flexibly to fit with the needs of the team and the project, work to tight timescales as well as high quality standards.
Dr Catriona McDaid, Senior Research Fellow
Orthotics for Knee Instability (OKIS)
Valid Research worked with colleagues in the York Trials Unit at the University of York to complete the interview component of the OKIS study.
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