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Can Healthcare Assistant Training (CHAT) improve the relational care of older people? A development and feasibility study of a complex intervention

Project title: Can Healthcare Assistant Training (CHAT) improve the relational care of older people? A development and feasibility study of a complex intervention

Call to action: 12/129 12/129 Interventions to improve skills and care standards in the clinical support workforce for older people

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Professor Antony ArthurORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-8617-5714

Lead Author: Professor Antony ArthurORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-8617-5714

Contractor: University of East Anglia

Cost: £621,781.74

Co-investigators: Dr Caroline Nicholson, Professor Garry Barton, Professor Heather Wharrad, Professor Jill Maben, Professor Justine Schneider, Professor Karen Cox.

Started: January 2014 | Status: Published March 2017

ISRCTN: 10385799

A training intervention, developed with the goal of improving the relational care of older people, had high acceptability and a definitive trial is viable if important methodological challenges can be overcome.

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