Over the last six months, we’ve been working alongside Performance Consultancy who have been taking the lead on a project to evaluate and write an Impact Report for the Hospital Broadcasting Association. The project is now complete and the report written. You can find it here.
The study revealed that there was evidence of hospital radio stations having an impact on psychosocial health outcomes in the following ways:
- Boredom reduced by entertainment Loneliness reduced by social interaction
- Anxiousness / frustration reduced by being calming and reassuring
- Disorientation reduced by creating a sense of belonging
- Depersonalisation reduced by making one feel like an individual
- Health and wellbeing awareness increased by providing information
Intentionality was particularly involved in advising on the impact of hospital radio on well-being, on the measurement of well-being and on the financial proxies used to quantify some of the outcomes in monetary terms.
Thanks to Dr Jenny Thomas for leading the project so very well and we hope we get to work together again in the future.