How to reference ASCOT

When referencing ASCOT, we recommend that you cite the following papers, with the corresponding guidance alongside which you will receive along with your registration approval email.

Service user instruments

Self-completion and interview methods

Main academic reference:

Netten A, Burge P, Malley J, Potoglou D, Towers A, Brazier J, Flynn T, Forder J, Wall B (2012) Outcomes of Social Care for Adults: Developing a Preference-Weighted Measure, Health Technology Assessment, 16, 16, 1-165. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/hta16160

Guidance:

  • Smith N, Towers A and Razik K (2017) Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) SCT4 guidance. Version 1.0. Discussion Paper 2937. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • Smith N, Towers A and Razik K (2017) Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) INT4 guidance. Version 1.0. Discussion Paper 2936. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.

Academic references:

Validity and reliability of ASCOT SCT4 and ASCOT INT4

  • Rand S, Malley J, Towers A, Netten A, Forder J (2017) Validity and test-retest reliability of the self-completion adult social care outcomes toolkit (ASCOT-SCT4) with adults with long-term physical, sensory and mental health conditions in England, Quality of Life Outcomes, 15:163, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-017-0739-0
  • Malley J, Towers A, Netten A, Brazier J, Forder J, Flynn, T (2012) An assessment of the construct validity of the ASCOT measure of social care-related quality of life with older people, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10:21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-21
ASCOT SCT4 Easy Read

Development:

  • Turnpenny A, Caiels J, Whelton R, Richardson L, Beadle-Brown J, Crowther T, Forder J, Apps, J, Rand S. (2016). Developing an Easy Read version of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT). Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31(1), e36-e48, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12294

Guidance:

  • Caiels J, Smith N, Towers A and Razik K (2017) Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) SCT4 Easy Read guidance. Version 1.0. Discussion Paper 2939. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.

Care homes mixed-methods (CH3)

Main academic reference:

Netten A, Burge P, Malley J, Potoglou D, Towers A, Brazier J, Flynn T, Forder J, Wall B (2012) Outcomes of Social Care for Adults: Developing a Preference-Weighted Measure, Health Technology Assessment, 16, 16, 1-165. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/hta16160

Guidance:

  • Smith N, Towers A and Razik K (2017) Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) CH3 guidance. Version 1.0. Discussion Paper 2935. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.

Academic references:

For citing the original development and testing:

Netten A, Trukeschitz B, Beadle-Brown J, Forder J, Towers A, Welch E (2012) Quality of life outcomes for residents and quality ratings of care homes: is there a relationship? Age and Ageing. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afs050

To show how it has developed and outline the mixed-methods approach, please use:

Towers, A., Smith, N., Palmer, S., Welch, E. & Netten, A. (2016). The acceptability and feasibility of using the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) to inform practice in care homes. BMC Health Services Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1763-1

Carer tools

Self-completion and interview methods

Guidance:

  • Rand S, Smith N, Towers A and Razik K (2017) Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT)-Carer SCT4 guidance. Version 1.0. Discussion Paper 2938. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • Rand S, Smith N, Towers A and Razik K (2017) Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT)-Carer INT4 guidance. Version 1.0. Discussion Paper 2940. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.

Academic references:

Development

Rand S, Malley J, Netten A (2012) Measuring the Social Care Outcomes of Informal Carers, PSSRU Discussion Paper 2833, Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.

Validity

Rand S, Malley J, Netten A, Forder, J (2015) Factor structure and construct validity of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit for Carers (ASCOT-Carer), Quality of Life Research, 24(11) 2601-2614,
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-015-1011-x

Examples of applications of ASCOT are available in the Applications section of the References webpage.

Translations

Dutch

Van Leeuwen K M, Bosmans J E, Jansen A P D, Rand S E, Towers A-M, Smith N, Razik K, Trukeschitz B, van Tulder M W, van der Horst H E, Ostelo R W (2015) Dutch translation of cross-cultural validation of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13:56, DOI: 10.1186/s12955-015-0249-x

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