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An Evaluation of Well-being

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Baked Beans or Tomato Flavoured Pulses MAKING RESEARCH COUNT Presentation to Kings College London A Comparative Longitudinal Study of Outcome- focused Care • Stephen Gethin- Jones • University of Central Lancashire Changing the Hamsters Gage “ I feel like a hamster they rush in change the food and litter and rush out again ,some days I only speak two or 3 words to another human being, can you imagine what that is like ?” Definitions Outcomes’ refer to the impacts or end results of services on a persons life. Outcome-focused services therefore aim to achieve the aspirations, goal and priorities identified by service users –in contrast to services whose content and/or forms of delivery are standardised or a solely determined by those who deliver them. Outcomes are by definition individualised, as they depend on priorities and aspirations of individual people.’ (Glendinning et al, 2007:1) “Time and task homecare is the division of assessed care needs into time allocated components, and is measured by the completion of tasks rather than assessed outcomes.” ( Gethin-Jones,2012) Definition • Outcomes are defined as the impact, effect or consequence of a service or policy”. • Outcomes-focused services are therefore those that meet the goals, aspirations or priorities of individual service users. Glendinning,2008: 5 Research Hypotheses • Hypothesis • The hypothesis posed in this research is whether the intervention of outcome focused care had an impact on the individual’s self reported sense of wellbeing. • Null Hypothesis • The null hypothesis therefore is that the type of intervention provided to the individual did not significantly impact upon the individual’s subjective wellbeing. • Findings • An analysis of the data established that there was a significant association between the outcome-focused intervention and an improvement in the individual’s se

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