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dc.contributor.authorExley, Karen
dc.contributor.authorCano, Noemi
dc.contributor.authorAerts, Dominique
dc.contributor.authorBiot, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorCasteleyn, Ludwine
dc.contributor.authorKolossa-Gehring, Marike
dc.contributor.authorSchwedler, Gerda
dc.contributor.authorCastaño, Argelia 
dc.contributor.authorAngerer, Jürgen
dc.contributor.authorKoch, Holger M
dc.contributor.authorEsteban-Lopez, Marta 
dc.contributor.authorSchoeters, Greet
dc.contributor.authorDen Hond, Elly
dc.contributor.authorHorvat, Milena
dc.contributor.authorBloemen, Louis
dc.contributor.authorKnudsen, Lisbeth E
dc.contributor.authorJoas, Reinhard
dc.contributor.authorJoas, Anke
dc.contributor.authorDewolf, Marie-Christine
dc.contributor.authorVan de Mieroop, Els
dc.contributor.authorKatsonouri, Andromachi
dc.contributor.authorHadjipanayis, Adamos
dc.contributor.authorCerna, Milena
dc.contributor.authorKrskova, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Kerstin
dc.contributor.authorFiddicke, Ulrike
dc.contributor.authorSeiwert, Margarete
dc.contributor.authorMørck, Thit A
dc.contributor.authorRudnai, Peter
dc.contributor.authorKozepesy, Szilvia
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorKellegher, Anne
dc.contributor.authorGutleb, Arno C
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Marc E
dc.contributor.authorLigocka, Danuta
dc.contributor.authorKamińska, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorNamorado, Sónia
dc.contributor.authorReis, M Fátima
dc.contributor.authorLupsa, Ioana-Rodica
dc.contributor.authorGurzau, Anca E
dc.contributor.authorHalzlova, Katarina
dc.contributor.authorJajcaj, Michal
dc.contributor.authorMazej, Darja
dc.contributor.authorTratnik, Janja Snoj
dc.contributor.authorHuetos, Olga 
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Herranz, Ana 
dc.contributor.authorBerglund, Marika
dc.contributor.authorLarsson, Kristin
dc.contributor.authorSepai, Ovnair
dc.identifier.citationEnviron Res. 2015;141:31-41.es_ES
dc.description.abstractA communication strategy was developed by The Consortium to Perform Human Biomonitoring on a European Scale (COPHES), as part of its objectives to develop a framework and protocols to enable the collection of comparable human biomonitoring data throughout Europe. The framework and protocols were tested in the pilot study DEMOCOPHES (Demonstration of a study to Coordinate and Perform Human biomonitoring on a European Scale). The aims of the communication strategy were to raise awareness of human biomonitoring, encourage participation in the study and to communicate the study results and their public health significance. It identified the audiences and key messages, documented the procedure for dissemination of results and was updated as the project progressed. A communication plan listed the tools and materials such as press releases, flyers, recruitment letters and information leaflets required for each audience with a time frame for releasing them. Public insight research was used to evaluate the recruitment material, and the feedback was used to improve the documents. Dissemination of results was coordinated in a step by step approach by the participating countries within DEMOCOPHES, taking into account specific national messages according to the needs of each country. Participants received individual results, unless they refused to be informed, along with guidance on what the results meant. The aggregate results and policy recommendations were then communicated to the general public and stakeholders, followed by dissemination at European level. Several lessons were learnt that may assist other future human biomonitoring studies. Recruitment took longer than anticipated and so social scientists, to help with community engagement, should be part of the research team from the start. As a European study, involving multiple countries, additional considerations were needed for the numerous organisations, different languages, cultures, policies and priorities. Therefore, communication documents should be seen as templates with essential information clearly indicated and the option for each country to tailor the material to reflect these differences. Future studies should consider setting up multidisciplinary networks of medical professionals and communication experts, and holding training workshops to discuss the interpretation of results and risk communication. Publicity and wide dissemination of the results helped to raise awareness of human biomonitoring to the general public, policy makers and other key stakeholders. Effective and timely communication, at all stages of a study, is essential if the potential of human biomonitoring research to improve public health is to be realised.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipCOPHES was coordinated by BiPRO GmbH, Germany, with the University of Leuven, Belgium and was funded by DG Research in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013). DEMOCOPHES (LIFE09 ENV/BE/000410) was coordinated by the Federal Public Service, Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium and was jointly financed by the European Commission LIFE+ programme (50%) and partners from 21 countries. Information on the national co-funding institutions is accessible via the ‘Partners’ page of the DEMOCOPHES website3. Each country obtained appropriate ethical approval for the DEMOCOPHES study. In the UK, the research was approved by the London Riverside South West Research Ethics Committee (reference 11/LO/1383) prior to commencement of the study.es_ES
dc.publisherElsevier es_ES
dc.subjectParticipatory researches_ES
dc.subjectPublic insightes_ES
dc.subject.meshCommunication es_ES
dc.subject.meshCommunity Participation es_ES
dc.subject.meshFocus Groups es_ES
dc.subject.meshInternational Cooperation es_ES
dc.subject.meshProgram Development es_ES
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Monitoring es_ES
dc.subject.meshEurope es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Policy es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshInformation Dissemination es_ES
dc.subject.meshPublic Policy es_ES
dc.subject.meshResearch Design es_ES
dc.subject.meshSampling Studies es_ES
dc.titleCommunication in a Human biomonitoring study: Focus group work, public engagement and lessons learnt in 17 European countrieses_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.contributor.funderUnión Europea. Comisión Europea. 7 Programa Marco es_ES
dc.contributor.funderUnión Europea. Comisión Europea es_ES
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental Researches_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Sanidad Ambientales_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES

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