Rajamohanan K Pillai*, Namitha P, Rema Devi S and Vijayan CP
School of Public Health, Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, IndiaFulltext PDF
Family is the basic unit in society and is an institution in sociological terms. The intergenerational change in these attributes of family is conceptually called changing families. Introduction: This is a two-year project conceived with the objectives of exploring the elements in changing families as it is perceived by family members and the impact of the change as they perceive it in the health status of family members in the cultural context of Kerala. Design: Qualitative study. Data Collection: Methods of data collection are focus group discussion and in-depth interview. Results: Total 92 in depth interviews and 17 Focus group discussions were conducted. Quality and rigor were maintained at each level of the study. Plan of analysis was developed as part of protocol and analysis was done manually. The major challenges come across the conduct and analysis of study is discussed in detail. The richness of information collected and this was compared with the time taken during each session. Sampling and generalizability issues which is inherent to qualitative design but particularly relevant to the context of study. Conclusion: The Methodological details of the qualitative research study are discussed in detail and important challenges are described.
Changing families; Qualitative research; Triangulation; Thematic analysis; Open coding
Pillai RK, Namitha P, Rema Devi S, Vijayan CP. Changing Families and Impact on Health Status of Members: Methodological Details and Challenges during Conduct of the Study. Am J Med Public Health. 2021; 2(2):1017..