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Reports

Glasgow Caledonian University Interim Evaluation Report

Two interim reports have been published. The evaluation report by Glasgow Caledonian University has details of the methodology of the evaluation and a summary of the interim findings.

Summary of key interim findings:

1. Participants were very positive about the courses, finding the courses useful, informative and delivered in a way that meets carers’ needs. Specific findings include:
- Information was relevant
- The style of delivery was pitched at the right level
- Participants felt that they were able to speak and be listened to
- Presenters and organizers were crucial to the success of the course
- The atmosphere of the courses was supportive

2. There is consistent positive movement in most areas measured including:
- An increase in confidence
- Increased knowledge and caring skills
- Feelings of less stress
- Increased sense of ability to provide care

Click here for Glasgow Caledonian University Interim Evaluation report (242 KB)

Caring with Confidence Lothian Expert Carer Training Project Interim Report

To complement the interim evaluation report the Caring with Confidence Lothian Expert Carer Training pilot interim report is available which includes information about the development of each course.

Click here for Caring with Confidence Lothian Expert Carer Training Project Interim Report
(295 KB)

New Moving and Handling Report

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have produced a report of the Moving and Handling course that was presented in the first phase of the project during May and June 2008.

Carers benefited from Moving and Handling training in their own homes given by members of NHS Lothian Manual Handling team. Whilst caution should be taken because of the sample size the findings are very encouraging.

Key findings were:

1. Participants were very positive about the course, finding it relevant, informative and delivered in a way that met their specific moving and handling needs. That this had in the majority of cases not just led to increased confidence but affirmation of their needs and increased resources to carry out their carer role and tasks.

2. That the course had been delivered in a way that facilitated their individual understanding and enabled them to learn from others situations as well as the course inputs and material. In this respect the style and delivery of the presenters was viewed as very positive, facilitating the participants ability to get the most they could out the course. One of the keys to this process was that participants felt they were able to speak and be listened to both on the first day and home visit aspects of the course.

3. There is consistent positive movement in perceived level of caring skills, especially in relation to moving and handling.

4. The third day of the course arguably was not essential as participants had obtained what they felt was more than enough as result of the first two days and in particular the home visit.

Download the full report (195 KB)

What next?

Two revised Moving and Handling courses are being presented in February and March 2009. See leaflet in Courses section. These courses will train six carers in Edinburgh and six carers in West Lothian and will be evaluated by Glasgow Caledonian University. The courses will be reported on within the project evaluation final report to be published in later in 2009.

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