The Supporting Children with Complex Feeding Difficulties (SuCCEED) study group have been hard at work over the Summer.
We’re delighted to report that preliminary data collection for two of our four study goals is now complete:
1. Tube Education
Nine amazing families have been interviewed for our tube education element. Under the supervision of A/Prof Nick Hopwood from the University of Technology Sydney, we’re having the interviews transcribed and then we will start working to make an education package right here on childfeeding.org that matches what these families asked for.
Once we’ve made the package, we’ll be inviting families to review and comment on it to make sure it’s exactly right.
2. Brilliant Care in Feeding Clinics
The incredible staff and patients of Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, have finished the main data collection during clinic time. Under the supervision of Senior Lecturer Ann Dadich from Western Sydney University they are now finalising the reflexive feedback, which will help us start to understand what makes brilliant care in tertiary feeding clinics.
The remaining two elements of SuCCEED – identifying models of care and piloting measures of distress in parents and carers – are well underway and on track to be in their final stages by July 2018.
We have the first meeting of our Parent Advisory Group coming up in April, which the study group are very excited about.
Finally, we are in the very early planning stages for Year 2 of SuCCEED. We will be applying for funds to launch a huge new initiative, based on early research findings from our focus groups. Stay tuned for more SuCCEED news here!
– Dr Chris Elliot, Paediatrician and Chief Investigator SuCCEED Study