ePoster: Affinity Services study of Self Determination Theory with the real time feedback.

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Authors: Rod Flower, Alice Havili

Year: 2016

Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference

Subject: eposter, e-poster, e poster, attitudes, stigma, discrimination, innovation, quality, research & evaluation informing practice, affinity services

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: Affinity believes that autonomy is fundamental for one’s wellbeing and with competence and connectedness make-up the self-determination theory triad. Self-determination theory is a general theory of motivation that has been adopted in many domains. SDT posits that in order to achieve well-being, there are three basic psychological needs that must be met and that all three must be met, not just one or two. In order to achieve these three needs, ambient supports need to be in place for experiencing autonomy, competence and relatedness (or as we refer to it, connectedness). The shift towards greater self-determination will be evidenced by service users being in control of their own health, including their recovery (competence), exercising choice about what interventions work best for them (autonomy), and being supported by a network of people who care about them (connectedness/relatedness).

At Affinity, we have established real-time feedback implemented with electronic devices across our residential, respite and mobile community services within the ADHB & CMDHB. The Marama survey was developed in order to provide a means to assess our consumer’s satisfaction of these basic needs. Marama consists of 9 questions (2 of which were created by Affinity). The 9 questions are divided into 3 groups which specifically measure autonomy, competence and connectedness. A SDT dashboard has been developed with Marama delineating the SDT triad within the dashboard ethnicity, age, gender, role and service grouping tracked.

Results and trends over one year will be presented with suggestions/explanations of any significance between the groupings.

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