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    Research Invitation - Brunel University, London

    Research Invitation - Brunel University, London
    National Guidance for Measuring for Provision of Minor Assistive Devices
    RESEARCH INVITATION


    We would like to invite you to take part in the second stage of the research project if you have experience of using minor assistive devices (such as that provided for toilet, bath, bed, chair or stair transfers).
    The purpose of the second stage is to establish the appropriateness of the content and presentation of the written guidance for measuring for provision of minor assistive devices. It involves silent generation of ideas, small group discussion and voting and ranking in order to determine consensus. The group members will be expert occupational therapists and service users, like yourself.
    The group session will last up to 2 hours at the Disabled Living Foundation in London.

    Disabled Living Foundation,
    Ground Floor, Landmark House,
    Hammersmith Bridge Road,
    London, W6 9EJ


    Shirley Russell, project worker from the British Polio Fellowship and a service user, will be available to brief and prepare you before the group discussion. This preparation will take approximately 30 minutes. Shirley will also discuss any adjustments that you might require and her contact details are shown at the end of the email.

    The proposed dates for the groups are:
    10:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 16:30
    2nd of July
    30th of July
    31st of July
    1st of August


    We will also reimburse any reasonable travel expenses incurred for attending the session including expenses for participants travelling to London from anywhere in England. We will thank you for your participation with a £15 gift voucher at the end of the study
    The research team are members of the School of Health Sciences and Social Care, at Brunel University and the British Polio Fellowship. This research project has been reviewed and research ethics approval has been obtained by the Research Ethics Committee of the School of Health Sciences and Social Care at Brunel University and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).
    If you would like any further information about the research project or your potential involvement in this second stage please contact one of the persons below. We can send you an information sheet with more information on it if needed.

    Shirley Russell (Project worker from the British Polio Fellowship and a service user) on 01953 451620 or by email: Shirley@britishpolio.org.uk
    Dr Anne McIntyre (Lecturer in Occupational Therapy) on 01895 268798 or by email: anne.mcintyre@brunel.ac.uk
    Dr Anita Atwal (Senior Lecturer in Occpational Therapy) email: anita.awal@brunel.ac.uk

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    I have two issues here.

    What exactly are you looking for?

    The purpose of the second stage is to establish the appropriateness of the content and presentation of the written guidance for measuring for provision of minor assistive devices. It involves silent generation of ideas, small group discussion and voting and ranking in order to determine consensus.

    If this is an example of 'Plain English' - then you will have a problem with people understanding written instructions in my view.

    Location - I realise that it's handy for the organisers to use venues in London. But have you ever thought of using other locations like Manchester? There is a strong disabled
    community here who would be happy to assist if asked.

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    Thank you for your reply and feedback.

    I will post another ad today explaining better what we're looking for, and hopefuly in a more comprehensive way.

    In regards to location, we are collaborating with the DLF in London and all academics involved in the study are located in London as well. As we'd need the participants to take a series of measurements on site, this restricts our options for venues.

    Again thank you very much for your feedback, it is much appreciated.

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    Reseacrh invitation - Brunel University, DLF

    Research Invitation - Brunel University, London
    National Guidance for Measuring for Provision of Minor Assistive Devices
    RESEARCH INVITATION


    We would like your assistance to help us make the provision of assistive technology better so that it can enhance independent living. We need you to help us to work with occupational therapists (OT) on a better way forward so that the assistive aids some of you are given are not out in a cupboard or in the garage!!!
    It will involve attending one of the groups at the Disabled Living Foundation to give your views about the measurement of assistive aids you may require enabling us to have a better understanding and the issues.

    All reasonable costs will be reimbursed including travel expenses. If you are coming by car there is parking available in front of the building. A thank you £15 00 gift voucher will be given at the end of the session.

    The research team is members of the School of Health and Social Care at Brunel University and Ethical Permission has been granted.

    If you wish to participate please contact Shirley Russell from the British Polio Fellowship on 01953451620 or Shirley@britishpolio.org.uk.

    The proposed dates for the groups are
    11-1 30
    2 30-4 30

    On the 2nd of July, 30th of July, 31st of July and 1st August.


    If you would like any further information about the research project or your potential involvement in this second stage please contact one of the persons below. We can send you an information sheet with more information on it if needed.

    Shirley Russell (Project worker from the British Polio Fellowship and a service user) on 01953 451620 or by email: Shirley@britishpolio.org.uk
    Dr Anne McIntyre (Lecturer in Occupational Therapy) on 01895 268798 or by email: anne.mcintyre@brunel.ac.uk
    Dr Anita Atwal (Senior Lecturer in Occpational Therapy) email: anita.awal@brunel.ac.uk

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    We need you: Measurement trial: Disabled Living Foundation 16 and 17th April 2015

    Sponsored by College of Occupational Therapists, BrunelUniversity and British Polio Fellowship


    The purpose of this research : To develop national guidance for measuring the home environment to facliate self assessment for minor devises (to go on ASK SARA on DLF website).

    What is Involved: Taking measurements with written guidance, App, and without guidance of bed, chair, stairs, toilet, and bath.
    Should take no more than 60 minutes.

    Please turn up between 10-12am or 1-3 pm on 16 and or 17 th April ( one day only)

    Location: Disabled living Foundation. Ground Floor. Landmark House. Hammersmith Bridge Road
    W6 9EJ

    If you would like any further information about the research project or your potential involvement in this fourth stage please contact anita.atwal@brunel.c.uk

    Expenses: Travel paid and Vochure for participating

    Thank you for reading this

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    Research Invitation - Brunel University, London - We need your feedback

    National Guidance for Measuring for Provision of Minor Assistive Devices
    sponsored by UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation


    We are really pleased to let you know that a leaflet which includes guidance for measuring the home environment to enable successful fit of assistive devices has now been developed and is ready for your final comments.

    Please have a look at the leaflet which is available on the DLF website and provide us with your comments about its usefulness and easiness to use.
    www.asksara.dlf.org.uk/brunel


    This project has been funded by an award from the UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation of the College of Occupational Therapists (COT). The research team includes members of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Brunel University and the British Polio Fellowship. The research is conducted in collaboration with the Disabled Living Foundation and the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust.

    There are five stages to the research project, with experts in the provision of assistive technology, occupational therapists and service users being asked to take part in different stages. We are now at the fifth stage (final stage) of the study and we are asking for final on-line feedback from members of the public and health professionals who are involved in provision of assistive equipment.

    Please contact Georgia Spiliotopoulou (Principal Investigator) at georgia.spiliotopoulou@brunel.ac.uk for any further queries

    Your help is much appreciated

    Thank you in advance

    Georgia
    Last edited by GeorgiaSpiliotopoulou; 25-04-16 at 14:03.

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