Exploring comparative effectiveness and efficiency in long-term care (EXCELC) project
To measure outcomes in LTC and enable consistent cross-country comparison, there is a need for a common, well-validated measure. EXCELC is using ASCOT to achieve this goal. The aims of the project include:
- Translation of ASCOT SCT4 and INT4 and ASCOT Carer SCT4 and Carer INT4 into Finnish and German (Austria).
- Development of utility weights for these measures (service user and carer versions of ASCOT) based on the preferences of the Finnish and Austrian populations.
- Development of utility weights for the carer version of ASCOT based on the preferences of the English population.
- Comparison of the utility weights/preferences between the three countries.
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Validation of the easy read ASCOT
The current project work on this previous work is split into two projects with the following aims:
- To pilot the revised easy read version of ASCOT in the context of a self-completion survey of people with learning disabilities or autism to evaluate the revised instrument’s feasibility in paper-based data collections such as the ASCS, as well as to assess the revised measure’s psychometric properties
- the research will test whether the revised easy read version of ASCOT may be adapted into an electronic version that may be administered on tablet devices, such as iPads. This study will develop a beta-version for inclusion in future pilot studies to evaluate its usefulness and usability by service users, and assess its impact on the psychometric properties of ASCOT.
Measuring Outcomes Of Care Homes (MOOCH)
- provide information about the SCRQoL of around 300 older people living in care homes in a single local authority in England
- Examine the impact of the care and support provided by the homes upon residents’ quality of life.
- Collect data about the SCRQoL of approximately 100 family/friend (unpaid) carers of the care homes residents taking part in the research
- Explore how care home residents’ quality of life relates to staff attitudes and motivations and the quality ratings given to homes by the local authority and the care regulator (CQC)
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