Development of a tool to assess posture in bed of frail older adults, and assessment of its acceptability and validity (the HARP-B Study)
High proportions of frail care home residents have co-morbidities, and spend long periods of time in bed. A tool to record their posture would support carer assessment and optimisation of bed-based posture, so increasing comfort and well-being. In the absence of a suitable postural assessment method for non-experts (non-therapists), this project’s aim is to develop an assessment tool for this group; and to assess its acceptability to staff and residents, and its validity (that it measures what we intend it to).
We will achieve our aims by:
We will use a mixed methods approach – co-production, interviews and conversations (qualitative); and analysis of completed postural assessments (quantitative).
Partners and Collaborators
Grant applicants: Mrs Karen Hull, Professor Anne Forster, Dr Liz Graham, Dr Rebecca Hawkins
Sponsor: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
01/10/2022 – 01/10/2023
This work was supported by a grant from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust (PRF/20/C07)
For further information please contact Liz Graham (email@example.com) Telephone: 01274 383443