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Developing a tool to help researchers, commissioners and other interested groups to use to measure the impact of social network interventions.

14 August 2019

Management of long-term conditions is recognised as a collective as well as an individual process. But currently, self-management outcome measures are only focused on individuals. There is need for a measure which captures the collective effort relevant to day-to-day management of long-term conditions. The research team here at CLAHRC Wessex has devised a short questionnaire to help measure the effectiveness and impact of social network interventions.

Collective Efficacy - Assessment Tool for your project designed to help you design, plan, undertake  evaluate a social prescribing , self-directed support , or health behaviour change project. The tool has been developed to try to measure shared capacity and support  for self-management and behaviour change.
 
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For more details on the project and the main publication link to this page

Building capacity for academic writing.. by Professor Anne Rogers

‘publication tsunami that is now an exponential wave’. The effects of this tsunami are well rehearsed: the enormous pressure on peer review processes; reduction in the time researchers have to read individual outputs; and, perhaps most commented on, the growth of a commercial market of fee-for-publication-based journals which lack the usual bulwarks of scientific credibility read blog >