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Evaluation of the Australian adaptation of the Keeping It Together (KIT‐Australia) information package with carers of children with special needs

Stewart, J., Galvin, J., Froude, E. H., Lentin, P.,

Academic Literature

2010

The ‘Keeping It Together’ (KIT) information package was developed and trialled in Canada and found to be effective in meeting the information needs of this population. The study aimed to evaluate the KIT-Australian Adaptation (KIT-Australia) to determine if it met its purpose of providing carers of children with special needs with strategies to access resources, organise information and communicate with others about their child. The study also aimed to determine whether additional changes were required to increase the KIT-Australia’s utility. Eighteen carers of children with special needs participated in the study. Most participants stated that they would continue to use the KIT-Australia, and would recommend it to other carers. Six key themes were identified: getting started, accessing resources, organising and storing information, communicating information about own child to others, recommendations and non-use of the KIT-Australia.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education, Health and wellbeing

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