Research Publications

Completed Research Studies

The following studies, undertaken in part or entirely within Somerset Partnership, have been completed and a report published.  Please click on the link to view the report.

PD COMM Pilot   

A pilot Randomised Controlled Trial to compare the clinical and cost effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment versus standard NHS Speech and Language Therapy versus no Speech and Language Therapy (Control) in Parkinson’s Disease. 

The Speech and Language Therapists from Somerset Partnership took part in this pilot which concluded that randomisation to a three-arm trial of speech therapy including a no intervention control is feasible and acceptable. Compliance with both interventions was good. VHI and other patient-reported outcomes were relevant measures and provided data to inform the sample size for a substantive trial. To view a copy of the report, please click here

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust & Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are collaborating through the Somerset Research Collaborative to participate in the substantive Randomised Control Trial.

SPT055 Effectiveness of financial incentives to improve adherence to maintenance treatment with anti-psychotics (April 2015)

A study to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of offering financial incentives to patients with psychotic disorders who demonstrate poor adherence to LAI medication. 

SPT114 Evaluation of Fathers Engagement Training (July 2014)

A developmental study using action research to evaluate a Training Programme and Toolkit to assist Health Visitors and Community Practitioners to engage with fathers as part of the Healthy Child Initiative. 

SPT096 - Therapists' experience of using the genogram in couple/family therapy (July 2014)

A study exploring therapists' experience of the genogram. 

SPT113 Domestic abuse and dementia. (March 2014)

What are the characteristic features and patterns of longstanding domestic abuse following the onset of dementia?  A preliminary study.

SPT073 Pilot study of the SCORE-15 (Systemic Core Outcome and Routine Evaluation) self report questionnaire as a measure of outcome and service evaluation in family therapy (December 2013)

A study aimed to develop a tool that can be used to measure change following family therapy, as well as record and make use of families thoughts about the usefulness of their therapy and the service that they received.

SPT086 Validation of British Sign Language versions of the Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD7), the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS) (October 2012)

A study to test the reliability and validity of a BSL version of the GAD-7, PHQ-9 and WSAS assessments.   To view a separate report titled 'The Challenges of Translating the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation - Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) into British Sign Language' click here.

SPT059 The experience of clinicians in discussing causality with families (September 2011)

This qualitative research study explores clinicians working in the most established integrated service and how they discuss causality.

SPT018 Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) for Borderline Personality Disorder (2011)

A study to examine the competency of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) delivered under routine care conditions and to identify the effectiveness of CAT for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD).