SCI Action Plan Evaluation

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Overview

The New Zealand Spinal Cord Impairment Action Plan began its implementation in 2014 with the overarching aim to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for people with SCI, and to enhance their quality of life and ability to participate in society.  The SCI Action Plan Evaluation will include data from all those involved in the lives of those with SCI; including carers, family, community and hospital based health care professionals and those who themselves have a SCI, to achieve a thorough understanding of the effectiveness of the Action Plan.

See the New Zealand Spinal Cord Impairment Action Plan 2014–2019 HERE

The aim of the evaluation is to gain an understanding of:

  • How effective the SCI Action Plan is.
  • How the SCI Action Plan has been implemented.
  • The extent to which the objectives have been met.

Key evaluation questions:

  • What are the outcomes for people with SCI?
  • Are rehabilitation needs being met?
  • Does the rehabilitation provided maximise function and participation as a demonstrated outcome?

Method

In addition to data provided by ACC and other health services, qualitative data will be collected in the forms of surveys, interviews and focus groups.

Status of Research

Finalising ethics approval and collaboration with advisors.

Outputs

Key Contact

Dr Jo Nunnerley,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living.
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 187 2651
Email: jo.nunnerley@burwood.org.nz

Researchers and Collaborators

Dr Johnny Bourke,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 112 5596
Email: johnny.bourke@burwood.org.nz

Dr Rachelle Martin,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 223 3362
Email: rachelle.martin@burwood.org.nz

Emma Bailey
Accident Compensation Corporation

Research Assistants

Matt Aldridge, Burwood Academy of Independent Living

Advisors

Ian Beattie, Lived Experience Advisor
Ian Simpson, Lived Experience Advisor
Sabine Krasniqi, Carer and Support Worker Advisor
Kathy Dwyer, Community Health-care Advisor
Nicola Billing, Auckland Rehabilitation Spinal Unit Advisor
David Tieleman, Burwood Spinal Unit Advisor
Amy Glassford, Paediatric Advisor
Debra Edmonds, Family Advisor
Mere Hibbs, Maori Health Advisor

Evaluation of a ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention to prevent falls in rehabilitation wards

Overview

The ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention is an evidence-based patient education program shown to reduce falls in Australian rehabilitation settings. However, translating interventions to different contexts can lead to different outcomes. In this study we will work alongside CDHB staff to evaluate the effectiveness of a 4-month pilot ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention aimed at reducing the number of falls within four older person rehabilitation wards. The different ways that the ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention has been modified to make it suitable for the specific location and population will also be explored, and this will contribute to the ongoing development of the ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention internationally.

Method

We are using realist evaluation methods to explore to what extent, and how, the ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention works. We will analyse de-identified process and outcome audit data collected by CDHB staff, along with staff and patient surveys. We are also conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups to explore the views of patients, staff and volunteers on their experience of the intervention.

Status of Research

Data collection: Underway.
The 4-month pilot finished at the end of November 2018.

We are in the final stages of analysis and hope to disseminate results in April 2019.

Outputs

BAIL Presents, 28 March 2019

Conference presentation: The 8th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference (ANZFP), Hobart, Tasmania, 18th – 20th November 2018

Key Contact

Dr Rachelle Martin,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living.
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 2233362
Email: rachelle.martin@burwood.org.nz

Researchers and Collaborators

Dr Jo Nunnerley,
Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Phone:  +64 3 383 6871
Mobile:  +64 21 1872651
Email: jo.nunnerley@burwood.org.nz

Benn Dickie,
Older Persons Health, Canterbury District Health Board.

Rachel Marshall,
Older Persons Health, Canterbury District Health Board.

Dr Sarah Hurring,
Older Persons Health, Canterbury District Health Board.

Dr Helen Skinner,
Older Persons Health, Canterbury District Health Board.