The SCIP-R (Supported Communication to Improve Participation in Rehabilitation) study aim was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of training stroke service staff to provide supported communication for people with moderate-severe aphasia in an in-patient rehabilitation setting and to collect data for economic evaluation

The study demonstrated the feasibility of staff recruitment to the intervention and of delivering the supported communication (SC) training to a multidisciplinary stroke team.  It also designed simple methods for ongoing staff support such as reflective learning logs, nudges in a pocket guide form or pens as a reminder to use SC. The study provided the opportunity of tailoring an intervention to service users with moderate severe-aphasia

SCIP-R was led by Dr Simon Horton at University of East Anglia, in collaboration with Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust, Addenbrookes Hospital and Norfolk Conversation Partners. SCIP-R was Sponsored by South Norfolk CCG and funded through the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RFPB) Programme.

The researchers have produced a video, available on YouTubeto disseminate the outcomes and the results have now been published in The academic journal BMJ Open. The full article is available here: .  The study final report is available below.
Helen Sutherland,
9 Jun 2016, 02:39