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Table 1 Overview of parent meeting

From: Randomised cluster trial to support informed parental decision-making for the MMR vaccine

Time Facilitator Content Aims
15 minutes Parent facilitator and Researcher WELCOME
Introductions
Outline aims of meeting
Go through programme
Agree ground rules for meeting
Of meeting
To provide parents with the opportunity to discuss MMR with other parents who are making an MMR decision
To provide information about MMR from a variety of perspectives
To introduce and practice one approach to supporting parents to ask questions about MMR of their healthcare practitioner
30 minutes Parent facilitator GROUP DISCUSSION
Aim of session
Reminder of ground rules
Introductory question - would anyone like to tell us what you hoped to get out of this parent meeting today?
Discussion
Of session
To provide parents with the opportunity to discuss any issues about MMR with other parents who are also making an MMR decision
30 minutes Immunisation Nurse Specialist QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION
Aim of session
Parents ask questions of the immunisation nurse specialist
Parents are alerted to resources that they can take away
Of session
To provide parents with the opportunity to ask questions of the immunisation nurse specialist
35 minutes Researcher COACHING EXERCISE
Aim of session
Brief input on the importance of raising questions about MMR with a healthcare practitioner
Introduce and discuss the question prompt sheet
Role play exercise using the question prompt sheet
Brief discussion on usefulness of the question prompt sheet and role play
Of session
To introduce and practice one approach to supporting parents to ask questions about MMR in the primary care consultation
10 minutes Parent facilitator and Researcher CLOSE OF MEETING
Thank parents and provide overview of next stage of research study