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Gathering opinion leader data for a tailored implementation intervention in secondary healthcare: a randomised trial

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JournalBMC Medical Research Methodology
DatePublished - 10 Mar 2014
Pages (from-to)38
Original languageEnglish


Health professionals' behaviour is a key component in compliance with evidence-based recommendations. Opinion leaders are an oft-used method of influencing such behaviours in implementation studies, but reliably and cost effectively identifying them is not straightforward. Survey and questionnaire based data collection methods have potential and carefully chosen items can - in theory - both aid identification of opinion leaders and help in the design of an implementation strategy itself. This study compares two methods of identifying opinion leaders for behaviour-change interventions.

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