COMPELETED: Development of a Collective Efficacy measure

Theme 5

Engagement with Self Directed Support

The problem
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 solution
A literature review to identify the concepts and theories which relate to collective efficacy. Focus groups with people with long-term conditions to explore concerns and concepts linked to collective aspects of illness management and help develop items for a questionnaire. A paper-based questionnaire will be created, piloted and tested. 

This short questionnaire is for researchers, commissioners and other interested groups to use to measure the impact of social network interventions.

Back to theme >Contact us