...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Using Videos to Promote Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Service Evaluation
Cath O’Connor, Clinical Specialist Respiratory
Physiotherapist from STH Integrated Care Team, is currently on secondment for
three months within the Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) Theme (led by Professor Mark Hawley) at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).
The secondment involves a service evaluation of the use of videos to
promote pulmonary rehabilitation within Sheffield.
A series of short videos have been made involving
people with Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) sharing their experiences of pulmonary rehabilitation and how
it has affected them. The videos also
contain material from health professionals involved in the service, providing
information about research findings and the referral process.
Cath will be showing the videos to people with COPD
who are currently attending pulmonary rehabilitation and also to health
professionals in primary care who refer to the service. Feedback will be sought as to opinions of the
videos themselves and whether they might influence referrals. Referral data will also be assessed to
establish if the launch of the videos have an impact on referrals to the
Claire Bentley, research associate within the TaCT Theme, is supporting Cath with the evaluation.