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Disabil Rehabil. 2007 Mar 15;29(5):403-10.

Evaluation of a consumer-personal assistant training project.

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Department of Health Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA. SchoppL@health.missouri.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study evaluated a personal assistance services (PAS) training programme that aimed to improve the consumer and personal assistant relationship and increase consumer and personal assistant knowledge on health and wellness issues.

METHOD:

A total of 87 consumers and 53 personal assistants were enrolled in this longitudinal intervention study. Consumers and personal assistants in the intervention group participated in a six-hour in-person PAS training programme.

RESULTS:

Consumers and personal assistants who participated in the training had increased knowledge at both three and six months post-training compared to consumers and personal assistants who were in the non-treatment group. There were no differences in consumer/personal assistant relationship variables.

CONCLUSIONS:

Future studies should examine the impact of PAS training programmes on health behaviours needed to decrease secondary conditions.

PMID:
17364793
DOI:
10.1080/09638280600835903
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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