How to get involved
The TIME project is a seven-stage study. The research team is currently seeking input from health consumers and health care providers on two stages of the project. Please scroll down to find out how you can be involved in the different stages of this groundbreaking study.
Focus Groups  [Completed]
Focus groups are a technique used by researchers to gather the views of a small group of people (i.e. 6 to 8 people) on a designated topic - in this case, integrative health care. The TIME project is currently conducting a number of focus groups, each one representing a different occupational / stakeholder group, including general practice, practice nursing, naturopathy, physiotherapy, traditional herbalism, occupational therapy, homeopathy, dietetics, acupuncture, pharmacy, massage therapy, psychology, chiropractic/osteopathy, social work, podiatry and health consumers.
 
If you have been a consumer of a health care service in the past 12 months (i.e. have consulted a health professional, or have been in hospital), or are a senior health care provider or academic in one of the above disciplines, you may be eligible to participate in one of these focus groups.
 
The focus groups will be held at the University of South Australia, City East Campus (Frome Road, Adelaide) in mid-2015, and will run for 2 hours. The focus group will be facilitated by an experienced researcher, who will ask questions and enable a conversation about integrative health care. Focus group participants will receive an honorarium for their participation.
 
NOTE: We are no longer recruiting participants for this stage of the TIME Project.
National Survey  [Currently in progress]
Online surveys are a useful method for exploring consumer, clinician and stakeholder attitudes and perspectives of integrative health care in a way that is easily accessible, convenient, and quick to complete, whilst also maintaining participant anonymity.
 
The nationwide survey seeks to gather the views and needs of the above groups, whether they be as a health consumer or health provider, to ensure these are given due consideration in the development of the new integrative health care service delivery model; this will ensure that the model has direct relevance to each of these groups should the model be applied in practice.
 
If you have been a consumer of a health care service in the past 12 months (i.e. have consulted a health professional, or have been in hospital) or are a health care provider, you may be eligible to participate in this anonymous online survey. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. To thank you for your participation, we would like to enter you in a draw to win one of ten $50 gift cards. If you would like to enter this draw, please indicate this in the box specified on completion of the survey.
 
A detailed participant information sheet can be downloaded for more information by clicking the following icon
 
To commence the survey, please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHCS