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The study found that patient and public involvement can have positive effects on health research, such as improving recruitment of patients to research studies and shaping research questions. This study identified factors that makes good patient and public involvement more likely, from shared understanding of purpose to having dedicated input from the research team.

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Patricia Wilson,1,2,* Elspeth Mathie,1 Julia Keenan,3,4 Elaine McNeilly,1 Claire Goodman,1 Amanda Howe,3 Fiona Poland,3,5 Sophie Staniszewska,6 Sally Kendall,1 Diane Munday,7 Marion Cowe,7 Stephen Peckham,2 

1 Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
2 Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
3 Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
4 School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
5 School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
6 RCN Research Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
7 Public Involvement in Research Group, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
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