Research

A research study using WELLHEAD was given NHS ethical approval (July 2017 – June 2018) and a summary may be found here:

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/application-summaries/research-summaries/aphasia-and-spirituality-toolkit-pilot-study-version-1/

This feasibility study recruited people with aphasia (acquired language impairment) to road-test and further develop the resources, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to explore whether WELLHEAD is accessible, acceptable and perceived to beneficial.

Some of the research findings were presented at the 6th European Conference on Religion Spirituality and Health and the 5th International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, in May 2018. An abstract may be accessed on p50-51 using the following link:

http://www.ecrsh.eu/application/files/2515/2749/9655/ECRSH18_Conference_Folder_-_18.pdf

The WELLHEAD conference poster may be accessed via the following link, poster number 35:

http://ecrsh.eu/ecrsh-2018/programme/posters

Research is ongoing with several academic partners across the UK.

A paper was accepted for the British Aphasiology Society Conference, Sheffield, November 2018. The abstract may be downloaded from Katharyn Mumby’s Researchgate profile, within the spirituality and aphasia project:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katharyn_Mumby

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