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There is a changing dynamic in research that aims to increase the participation of patients in its design and implementation. Patient and public involvement (PPI) is essential for achieving valid, clinically applicable results. A systematic review by Brett et al1 demonstrated the potential benefits of PPI in establishing and undertaking research, and writing-up and disseminating results. Eye tracking is an innovative technology used extensively in allied fields such as psychology and aerospace.2 It is increasingly used in surgical research,3 particularly assessment and training. Despite the growing popularity of the technology, there are no data investigating the patient's experience and views relating to this technology. This study aims to elicit the perception of patients' involvement in eye tracking research in order to improve their experience and the overall quality of the research.
This was a cross-sectional, qualitative study of participants concurrently involved in eye tracking research for two different ongoing clinical studies at Imperial …
Contributors SE co-performed the study, contributed intellectual content, drafted the initial manuscript and reviewed, and revised the manuscript. MHS conceptualised the research question and study design, contributed intellectual content, drafted the initial manuscript and reviewed, and revised the manuscript. HA co-performed the study, contributed intellectual content and reviewed, and revised the manuscript. JD and AD contributed intellectual content and reviewed, and revised the manuscript. All the authors approved the final manuscript as submitted.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement The authors will respond to reasonable requests.
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