ENNEADI first intellectual output

ENNEADI first intellectual output

We are working on the first intellectual output
The first intellectual output (IO1) of ENNEADI project, led by the Spanish partner, Nueva Opción, started last November, and it is currently under development. The aim of IO1 is to define common guidelines on training and educational methodologies and practices in favour of professionals ordinarily working with people with acquired disability taking stock of most recent scientific research and results coming from the preliminary analysis that partners conducted prior to the start of the project.

So far, the first scientific research has been performed by the University of Bologna, and all the partners developed a preliminary analysis on training curricula in Spain, Lithuania, and Italy. In this way, eleven occupational profiles usually working with people with acquired disabilities, in particular neurological acquired disability due to a traumatic event (after brain or spinal cord injury) have been defined and analysed: Physicians, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Specialists in preventive and adapted physical activities, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Social Educators. This preliminary research has been complemented with the analysis of knowledge, skills and competences for those professional profiles according to the European classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO). The results of both the analysis in ESCO and the preliminary national research evidence the lack of knowledge about healthy lifestyles and nutrition for people with acquired disabilities among those professionals usually working with them.

On the other hand, a questionnaire and a self-assessment test addressed to the aforementioned professionals have been created to assess their attitudes and previous knowledge about nutrition in order to define common guidelines on training and educational methodologies and practices in favour of those professionals. These assessment tools will be launched this week, and the results will be used to define guidelines on most important themes, methodologies and tools to be put at the centre of training paths on good dietary and quality-of-life practices for professionals working with people with acquired disability.

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