How stories shaped every aspect of our mixed methods study

This talk will explore how a small qualitative study was able to inform a wider body of work, which includes both qualitative and quantitative methods. It will be framed within the “Encompass” study which aims to adapt and pilot test a group programme for parents/carers of children with disabilities originally developed in Uganda, to be implemented in an NHS setting in the UK. The initial qualitative work supported every phase of the mixed methods study from grant applications to key decisions around implementation, to informing the adaptation phase, to considering objectives and outcomes, and finally dissemination and future work. It has provided a wealth of knowledge and rich insights, much of which continues to inform future grant applications.