As a local team we considered a wide range of measures within the service and were appreciative of the advice from the research team to use include MYCaW®. This was well received by the clients using the service and the Social Prescribing Advisors implementing it because of its simplicity, ease of follow up but also the quality of the information it provided. We've been able to use it to see real changes in people's progress as it is based on individual need. Local GPs making referrals welcome the feedback about individuals they've referred.
MYCaW® is not routinely used in services for people living with frailty, however we wanted to explore to potential of the questionnaire to be a useful person-centred outcome measure within this area. We hope this will help people at many different levels within the NHS to understand better 'what matters to' the person living with frailty or complex long-term conditions and ensure this understanding is firmly at the centre of an individual's care and support.
MYMOP® works well in my clinic for capturing the priorities of the patient, rather than priorities which have been pre-determined like other quality of life questionnaires. Because the tool follows patients’ priorities it is easily used during telephone consultations and the focus within it on functional goals for the patient makes it usable for allied healthcare professionals when they share the care of my patients.