Feasibility of Using the Our Voice science Model in the Clinical Setting


Project Description

This project seeks to determine the feasibility of using the Our Voice citizen science model in the clinical setting.  In the end, we hope to enhance a patient's recovery experience by improving the rehabilitation ward built environment.

Partners

  • The University of Queensland
  • Metro South Hospital and Health Service

Participants

  • Patients in Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit

Research Question:

Can the Our Voice citizen science model be applied in an inpatient setting and identify features of the built environment that aids or hinders recover?

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO