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Andrew C. Grundy

involvement is the perspective of different team members, and the different skills, assumptions, values and priorities that each of them brings. Acknowledging and working with these different perspectives is precisely what makes PPI so valuable, but it can also be what limits its success. Effective PPI requires that equal respect is afforded to academic and patient and public researchers, that the perspectives of both parties are equally valued, and that the team as a whole develops and maintains a shared language and goal. It is also important that PPI opportunities are

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers
Patrick Callaghan and Penny Bee

. 64 BEE (RESEARCH) PRINT.indd 64 11/05/2018 16:15 The minimal clinically important difference is the smallest difference or change in outcomes which patients perceive to be beneficial. In the context of a randomised controlled trial examining the effects of a new treatment, it is the smallest difference that would justify changing patient care. Decisions about clinical significance are not always easy, and can require detailed knowledge of the area. However, there are some key concepts that are usually quoted in research papers that may help you in this respect

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers