What are the research priorities for idiopathic intracranial hypertension? A priority setting partnership between patients and healthcare professionals.

Mollan, Susan P and Hemmings, Krystal and Herd, Clare P and Denton, Amanda and Williamson, Shelley and Sinclair, Alexandra J (2019) What are the research priorities for idiopathic intracranial hypertension? A priority setting partnership between patients and healthcare professionals. BMJ open, 9 (3). e026573. ISSN 2044-6055. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is under-researched and the aim was to determine the top 10 research priorities for this disease.

DESIGN

A modified nominal group technique was used to engage participants who had experience of IIH.

SETTING

This James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership was commissioned by IIH UK, a charity.

PARTICIPANTS

People with IIH, carers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals participated in two rounds of surveys to identify unique research questions unanswered by current evidence. The most popular 26 uncertainties were presented to stakeholders who then agreed the top 10 topics.

RESULTS

The top 10 research priorities for IIH included aetiology of IIH, the pathological mechanisms of headache in IIH, new treatments in IIH, the difference between acute and gradual visual loss, the best ways to monitor visual function, biomarkers of the disease, hormonal causes of IIH, drug therapies for the treatment of headache, weight loss and its role in IIH and finally, the best intervention to treat IIH and when should surgery be performed.

CONCLUSIONS

This priority setting encouraged people with direct experience of IIH to collectively identify critical gaps in the existing evidence. The overarching research aspiration was to understand the aetiology and management of IIH.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WL Nervous system. Neurology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Neurology
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 10:51
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 10:51
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1972

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