UWE Evaluation

UWE Evaluation of F4L

The ideas behind Facts4Life have been developed throughout the professional life of Hugh van’t Hoff in his work as a GP. These have led to various projects in a number of settings, culminating in the publication of a KS2 resource for schools in 2013, a revised KS1 and KS2 resource in 2016 and a KS3 resource in 2017.

We are committed to independent evaluation of the impact of Facts4Life and have commissioned the University of the West of England to carry out this work.

Here is a brief summary of UWE’s findings from July 2015.

Elmbridge Evaluation – July 2014

Elmbridge Evaluation – July 2014

  • Teacher-led before and after survey into children’s attitudes towards illness and self-care
  • Sample: 72 children at Key Stage 2 in a Gloucester junior school
  • Shows significant impact on children’s attitudes towards perceived need for medical intervention when ill. Increased confidence in taking responsibility for health.

View the Elmbridge Report

UWE Evaluation

UWE Evaluation Phase I: July 2013 – August 2015

  • Controlled before and after study about health-related attitudes, knowledge and behaviours
  • Sample: 324 children at Key Stage 2 from 10 Gloucestershire schools (5 intervention, 5 control)
  • Shows improvements in aspects of pupils’ health-related attitudes, knowledge and behavior relating to illness management and suggest a reduction in children’s perceived reliance on medical intervention when feeling unwell.

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UWE Evaluation Phase 2: July 2016 – August 2018 (on-going)

  • Controlled before and after study about health-related attitudes, knowledge and behaviours
  • Sample: Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children from 14 Gloucestershire primary schools (7 intervention, 7 control), and Key Stage 3 children from 10 Gloucestershire secondary schools (5 intervention, 5 control)