Independent Impact Evaluation of ADDvanced Solutions CIC, Family Learning Programme. Phase 1: Findings from retrospective analysis of routinely collected course evaluation data

Foster, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5005-5419, Kelly, A, Morton, CJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6107-683X and Long, AJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2726-8798 Independent Impact Evaluation of ADDvanced Solutions CIC, Family Learning Programme. Phase 1: Findings from retrospective analysis of routinely collected course evaluation data , Project Report, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

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Background The document reports on the findings of phase one of a realist evaluation research study undertaken by The University of Salford, using mixed methods to investigate the outcomes and impact of the Family Learning Programme (FLP). The FLP was designed to give parents and carers skills, knowledge, and confidence to enable them to better meet the needs of family members living with neurodevelopmental conditions. Methods Data was collected retrospectively. Post-intervention evaluation data was routinely collected by ADDvanced Solutions from participants of the FLP using bespoke evaluation questionnaires and pre-post intervention measures. Anonymised data from a 2-year period was collated. 131 end-of-course evaluations, 128 pre- post-course measures, and 645 individual session evaluations from 367 participants, were analysed. Quantitative data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical analysis for both the whole sample and matched pairs. Qualitative data was analysed using Content Analysis. Results Statistically significant positive changes were found in all participant-reported measures of knowledge, understanding and confidence, post-FLP course. • More than 98% of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the FLP • More than 98% of respondents would recommend to family and friends • Over 99.2% stated it was relevant for their needs • 100% of respondents felt it was a good use of their time • 98.5% thought it was pitched at the right level for them, and that it was delivered in a way that made them feel comfortable Participants reported the FLP: • Engendered hope • Reduced feelings of isolation • Provided a sense of empowerment • Increased confidence • Helped them advocate for their child • Increased empathy for their child • Improved family working • Enabled knowledge transfer • Positively influenced their view of neurodevelopmental conditions Conclusions & Next steps: This phase of the research study has provided strong evidence of the FLP programme’s quality and relevance for carers of children with neurodevelopmental diversity. A preliminary understanding of the impact of the FLP and the mechanism of change has been produced, which will now be tested, elaborated, and refined in phase two, using prospective repeated measures and in-depth interviews.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: University of Salford
Funders: ADDvanced Solutions CIC network
Depositing User: Ms Celeste Foster
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 10:58
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 10:58
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/63903

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