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Using ASCOT to inform care practice

Smith, Nick, Towers, Ann-Marie, Rider, Sinead, Welch, Elizabeth (2014) Using ASCOT to inform care practice. In: The International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care, 31 August to 3 September 2014, London School of Economics, London. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:44883)

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Abstract

The Adult Social Care Outcomes toolkit (ASCOT) began as a set of research instruments to measure the impact and value of social care interventions by concentrating upon the social care related quality of life of individuals who use social care interventions. This presentation explores the potential to use the ASCOT tools not just to measure social care related quality of life, but to inform improvements in care practice. It focuses primarily upon the care homes version of ASCOT (CH3) which uses mixed methods to measure care home residents’ social care related quality of life. These mixed methods include interviews with residents and staffs as well as detailed observations which provide rich data upon the ‘lived experience’ of residents. It is this very rich data that, we argue, allows the care homes version to have the greatest potential to inform and improve care practice. The presentation also considers how the other versions of ASCOT, namely a structured interview and a self-completion questionnaire, may also feed into informing and improving care practice.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Sinead Palmer
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 13:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44883 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Smith, Nick: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9793-6988
Towers, Ann-Marie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3597-1061
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