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?
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
Ethics approval complete. Collaborating with advisors.
Data collection to start July.