Evaluating the mPower programme - A Formative Integrated Framework

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Remote 2018 Conference
StatePublished - 24 May 2018

Abstract

Demands on health and social care services in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland are increasing as the proportion of older people rises. Simultaneously, long-term conditions are becoming more prevalent, with older people often facing multiple conditions. This can lead to social isolation, increasing reliance on health and social care services.

mPower is an INTERREG VA funded cross-border initiative, aiming to address emerging needs and demands on health and social care delivery in seven partnerships across Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, with a focus on rural and deprived areas.

The programme will provide its beneficiaries with a social prescribing service, as well as eHealth interventions enabling self-management through use of Home and Mobile Health Monitoring, Video Consultations and Digital Applications.

The aim is to enable people to live safely and independently in their homes for as long as possible. The approach is preventative, supporting societal change by empowering people to self-manage their health in the community.

We provide a robust and integrated evaluation framework to monitor and evaluate project delivery against targets, and quantitative and qualitative data to inform post-project mainstreaming. We will assess the effectiveness of these new strategies for delivery of care in facilitating self-management, as well as evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness and cross-border suitability of mPower in assisting people to live well at home.
The framework presented in this poster outlines the qualitative and quantitative data collection the research team will undertake to inform project development, implementation and closure. We will use a range of data sources and collection methods, which are systematically mapped out in this poster. These include qualitative interviews with mPower beneficiaries and other stakeholders, event evaluation forms and stakeholder questionnaires, as well as financial and demographic data. This will allow us to evaluate the programme in line with its aims throughout its lifespan.



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