Which ASCOT tool should i use?

The ASCOT tools are grouped into the five categories you see below, click the headings to expand. Watch the video opposite for guidance on which ASCOT tool is best suited to your needs.

Self completion

SCT4   four-level self-completion tool

A four-level self-completion instrument that measures current SCRQoL in community settings. It is suitable for use in surveys and can be preference-weighted.

See the preview-only sample below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form, as upon approval from the ASCOT team, together with the terms and conditions of use, it will form your licence to use the tool.

References:

If you use this tool, please reference it in any publications from your project/research as described on our How to reference ASCOT page.

Interview

INT4   four-level interview tool

A four-level interview instrument that measures current and expected SCRQoL in community settings. It can be used to measure the impact services have on service users’ outcomes (gain). It is suitable for face-to-face interviews and can be preference-weighted.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form, as upon approval from the ASCOT team, together with the terms and conditions of use, it will form your licence to use the tool.

References:

If you use this tool, please reference it in any publications from your project/research as described on our How to reference ASCOT page.

Mixed Methods

CH3    care home three-level mixed-methods tools

A suite of mixed-methods tools which generates current and expected SCRQoL based on observations and interviews for use in communal living settings. It can be used to measure the impact services have on service users’ outcomes (gain).

Only for use by trained users (for upcoming training dates, see the Training and Events webpage. It can be used to measure the outcomes of people with cognitive impairment (e.g. dementia) and communication difficulties.  It can be preference-weighted.

Watch the short introductory video opposite for more information about the CH3 instrument:

CH3 comprises the following tools:

CH3INT-Res   care home resident structured interview schedule

A three-level structured interview schedule for use with residents in communal living settings. The tool is designed to be used in conjunction with other CH3 tools to derive SCRQoL ratings and is not routinely available as a stand-alone measure.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form for your records (it will be part of the licence when granted). Please note that you must be licensed to access and/or use the CH3 tools; licence is conditional on completion of a CH3 training course by the ASCOT team. For upcoming training dates, see the Training and Events webpage.

CH3INT-FS   care home family and staff structured interview schedule

A three-level structured interview schedule for use with family members of residents in communal living settings and/or staff. The tool is designed to be used in conjunction with other CH3 tools to derive SCRQoL ratings of residents in communal living settings and is not routinely available as a stand-alone measure.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form for your records (it will be part of the licence when granted). Please note that you must be licensed to access and/or use the CH3 tools; licence is conditional on completion of a CH3 training course by the ASCOT team. For upcoming training dates, see the Training and Events webpage.


CH3INT-Qual   care home resident qualitative interview schedule

A three-level qualitative interview schedule for use with residents in communal residential settings. The tool is designed to be used in conjunction with other CH3 tools to derive SCRQoL ratings and is not routinely available as a stand-alone measure.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form for your records (it will be part of the licence when granted). Please note that you must be licensed to access and/or use the CH3 tools; licence is conditional on completion of a CH3 training course by the ASCOT team. For upcoming training dates, see the Training and Events webpage.


CH3-Obs   care home observation schedule

An observation schedule for use in communal living settings. The tool is designed to be used in conjunction with other CH3 tools to derive SCRQoL ratings for residents in communal living settings and is not routinely available as a stand-alone measure.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form for your records (it will be part of the licence when granted). Please note that you must be licensed to access and/or use the CH3 tools; licence is conditional on completion of a CH3 training course by the ASCOT team. For upcoming training dates, see the Training and Events webpage.


CH3-Ratings   care home ratings schedule

A three-level rating schedule used by accredited CH3 users to make ratings of current and expected SCRQoL based on the evidence collected using the other CH3 tools (CH3INT-Res, CH3INT-FS, CH3INT-Qual & CH3-Obs).

See the preview-only samples below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form for your records (it will be part of the licence when granted). Please note that you must be licensed to access and/or use the CH3 tools; licence is conditional on completion of a CH3 training course by the ASCOT team. For upcoming training dates, see the Training and Events webpage.

References:

If you use this tool, please reference it in any publications from your project/research as described on our How to reference ASCOT page.

Carers

Carer SCT4    four-level self-completion tool for family/friend (unpaid) carers

 A four-level self-report version for family/friend (unpaid) carers that measures current carer SCRQoL in community settingsIt is suitable for use in surveys but is not yet preference-weighted.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you have any queries about the Carer tools, watch the video opposite.

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form, as upon approval from the ASCOT team, together with the terms and conditions of use, it will form your licence to use the tool.

References:

If you use this tool, please reference it in any publications from your project/research as described on our How to reference ASCOT page.


Carer INT4    four-level interview tool for family/friend (unpaid) carers

A four-level interview version for family/friend (unpaid) carers that measures current and expected carer SCRQoL in community settings. It can be used to measure the impact services have on carers’ outcomes (gain).  It is suitable for face-to-face interviews but is not yet preference-weighted.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form, as upon approval from the ASCOT team, together with the terms and conditions of use, it will form your licence to use the tool.

References:

If you use this tool, please reference it in any publications from your project/research as described on our How to reference ASCOT page.

Easy Read

SCT4 Easy Read    four-level self-completion Easy Read tool

A four-level self-completion Easy Read tool (ASCOT SCT4 Easy Read) that measures current SCRQoL, designed for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. The tool has been cognitively tested with service users and is being piloted for psychometric testing. It is suitable for use in surveys but is not preference-weighted.

See the preview-only samples below:

If you have any further queries about this tool, watch the video opposite.

If you would like to obtain a copy of this instrument, download, complete and return our registration form to ascot@kent.ac.uk. Please keep a copy of the completed registration form, as upon approval from the ASCOT team, together with the terms and conditions of use it will form your licence to use the tool.

References:

If you use this tool, please reference it in any publications from your project/research as described on our How to reference ASCOT page.

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