ENRICHEnabling Research in Care Homes
ASCOT’s 10th Anniversary Webinar Series
The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) measures the impact of social care (long-term care) on the quality of life of people using services and their informal carers.
Webinar Five: Developing an ASCOT Easy Read for Older Adults.
The Fifth seminar in this series focuses on developing an ASCOT Easy Read for Older Adults.
Date and time: Mon, 22 May 2023 12:30 – 13:30 BST – Online
Chair: Professor Ann-Marie Towers, ASCOT programme lead, SSCR Leadership Fellow, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent.
- James Caiels, PSSRU, University of Kent. The evolution of the ASCOT-ER in the UK.
- Birgit Trukeschitz, Assma Hajji, Vienna University of Economics and Business. Through your eyes and in your own words: using eye-tracking and cognitive interviews to develop an easy-read version of the German ASCOT.
James’ presentation will provide an overview of how the ASCOT-ER has been developed in the UK. This will include adaptation for people with Autism and learning disabilities, as well as recent work with older people with early dementia and carers.
Birgit Trukeschitz and Assma Hajji will then talk about using eye-tracking and cognitive interviews to develop an easy-read version of the German ASCOT.
The German ASCOT for service users provides tools to collect data on long-term care related quality of life in German-speaking populations. However, data quality hinges on the respondents’ ability to provide accurate answers – and some respondents may struggle with that for various reasons. Because of that, they have developed an easy-read version of the German ASCOT tools for service users based on previous research, easy-read guidelines, and the use of cognitive interviews and eye-tracking technology. In this webinar, they will present findings from the easy-read adaptation process for the German ASCOT self-completion instrument. They will particularly focus on the eye-tracking exercise and cognitive interviews and provide insights on the advantages and challenges of these approaches.