Can you help me with a research project?
I am currently working on a research project to develop a new set of outcome measures for orthodontic trials. It should only take you 5-10 minutes. This is part of a larger project with an aim of making the results of trials more relevant to patients and providers of orthodontics.
How would we like you to help?
Helping us in this work, will not take up too much of your time. We would like volunteers to take part in a “Delphi study”. All that you need to do is view an online list of possible outcomes of orthodontic treatment and let us know your opinions on their importance. When you have done this we will make some changes to the list and then ask you to rank them again. We imagine that this will take approximately 5-10 minutes of your time for each round. There will be two rounds.
At the end of the survey rounds, we will ask some UK based clinicians, researchers and patients to a face-to-face discussion to agree on the final set of outcome measures.
It would be great if you could take part and help us in this study. You can register and access the first round of the survey by following this link.
Thanks for your help.
Aliki Tsichlaki and Kevin O’Brien
Emeritus Professor of Orthodontics, University of Manchester, UK.