The Challenge of implementing a Grounded Theory approach in a Qualitative Study of GPs and Pharmacists in the Prevention of Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ)

Sturrock, Andrew and Hayes, Catherine (2020) The Challenge of implementing a Grounded Theory approach in a Qualitative Study of GPs and Pharmacists in the Prevention of Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ). Sage Research Methods Cases (Medicine & Health).

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Abstract

This case study provides an insight into the challenges of using a Grounded Theory approach to explore the attitudes and perceptions of general medical practitioners and pharmacists towards a condition called bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). The focus of this research project was to examine why recommended preventive advice was not being provided by these two professional groups. Since qualitative methods could generate theory, we selected this as an appropriate means of capturing this information. Here, we reflect on the mechanisms of data collection and analysis we performed using a simultaneous process called Constant Comparative Analysis; this is a process by which data collection and analysis is an iterative and synergistic process. We also discuss the ‘Framework’ model of data analysis, which was utilised to refine the most salient, rather than the most commonly occurring themes that emerged from the data. Our research was published in the British Medical Journal Open in 2017 and should you wish to read the full article it can be found under the following reference:
Sturrock A, Preshaw P, Hayes C, et al. Attitudes and perceptions of GPs and community pharmacists towards their role in the prevention of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: a qualitative study in the North East of England. BMJ Open 2017;7:e016047. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016047

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Depositing User: Andrew Sturrock
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 15:14
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/10857

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