ReQoL in Practice Online Community of Practice Website

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We are pleased to announce that Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL) Implementation Community of Practice website has undergone some changes. The website now features the ReQoL-10 online visualisation tool and a resources section.

The idea for the online CoP came from delegates who attended the World Café workshop, facilitated during the ReQoL in Practice Event: Building a Community of Practice held in Sheffield on Thursday 29th November 2018. Delegates proposed that the online CoP should host topic threads related to different aspects of implementing ReQoL.

The ReQoL CoP is an online space where people implementing or wishing to implement ReQoL can come together to share learning about implementation issues, processes, barriers and facilitators.

At the ReQoL Community of Practice event in October 2019, participants expressed an interest in using ReQoL data visualisations to enhance meaningful clinical conversations. In response to this request, we have been working to develop and test a Recovering Quality of Life Questionnaire (ReQoL-10) online visualisation tool. We are pleased to announce that the tool is now available online at https://reqol-visualisation-tool.group.shef.ac.uk/

How to use the tool

Users can access the tool at https://reqol-visualisation-tool.group.shef.ac.uk/.

The tool is built around a digitally reproduced version of ReQoL-10 with the standard ten items presented in a way that retains the measurement properties of the original validated ReQoL-10 ensuring results are valid and equivalent to those gathered using the original, paper and pen version. Users can move between items, select appropriate responses and even skip items if needed. However, if two or more items are skipped then a valid score cannot be provided. If only one item is skipped a score at the end will be provided, but not a visualisation. If all items have been answered the final page will show:

  • Overall score
  • ReQoL bubble visualisation representing each theme
  • Questions, answers and scores
  • Total score by theme.

There is the facility to download or print the results so that they can be compared with previous scores or shared with other people. There is no facility to store data or record any personal information at all.

We are keen to hear how you use the tool and any feedback you might have from your patients/service users would be very welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact Lizzie (e.taylor-buck@sheffield.ac.uk).

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