Postural Care Research – we need to know!

Postural care is any intervention which protects a person’s body shape. The best defence against an unhealthy change in body shape is regular movement. People’s movement can be restricted by lifestyle, such as sitting at a desk for hours or when recovering from an operation, or because they are disabled. Sport, active movement, therapeutic positioning, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and the use of equipment such as appropriate seating, wheelchairs and night-time positioning equipment are all types of postural care.

We’d like you to fill out our questionnaire using this link:

This questionnaire forms part of a research project. We have worked with disabled people on a 1:1 basis to develop this questionnaire, but it is not in an accessible format. If you would like to receive this questionnaire in an accessible format, please contact Changing Our Lives.

We would like you to fill this questionnaire out as truthfully as you can. For the first question, please tick all the types of postural care that you currently receive on a regular basis. For all of the other questions, please tick one response that best describes how much that statement is true in your life.

The second question asks about coproduction. We define coproduction as professionals working with you, where you come to an agreement together. Coproduction is not when a professionaltells you what will happen. If your postural care is coproduced, that means that you and your family worked with your professionals to decide what is best for you.

You will not be asked for your name, address of date of birth at any point in the questionnaire. We will not share who took part in this research, and your answers will stay confidential. We would like to know your age, gender, home town and ethnicity. This is so we can group people’s answers together and compare the postural care that people of different ages, ethnicities and parts of the country receive.

If you have any questions about how to fill out the questionnaire, please contact Changing Our Lives.








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