Journal article

Taking guidance from parents involved in a longitudinal birth cohort - the ROLO family advisory committee.

NM Walsh, EC O'Brien, AA Geraghty, DF Byrne, A Whelan, S Reilly, S Murray, C Reilly, E Adams, PM Farnan, FM McAuliffe

Research Involvement and Engagement | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: The ROLO Study (Randomised cOntrol trial of a Low glycaemic index diet in pregnancy to prevent macrosomia) was a randomised control trial conducted between 2007 and 2011 to examine if a low glycaemic index (GI) diet could reduce the incidence of macrosomia. The ROLO Family Advisory Committee is a self-selected group of parents who are involved in the longitudinal follow-up of the ROLO Study. The committee was established in 2017 and the goal is to achieve a partnership between ROLO families and researchers, leading to improved research quality, relevance, and outcomes. This research method is termed "Public and patient involvement (PPI)" and describes how researchers collaborate ..

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