FDS Support Group Evaluation 2013-14 - page 5

FDS Support Groups Evaluation 2014.
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Participant data was received from 117 respondents.
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Responses were received from a
range of new and regular participants (Table 1), with about one fifth new people,
attending for the first or second time, with a little less than half in total attending for
less than 6 months, and with just over half being longer term participants. Three
quarters of respondent were female (Table 2), and the majority mothers (or step
mothers) (Table 3). This gender and role distribution is consistent with the
distribution of users of other FDS support services and Stepping Stones participation.
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Table 1. Support group attendance by time
Time
Number
%
First time
15
13%
Twice
9
8%
<6 months
28
24%
6 mths to <1 year
13
11%
1 to <2 years
19
16%
2 to <3 years
13
11%
3 to <5 years
14
12%
5 plus years
6
5%
TOTAL
117
100%
Source FDS Support Group. CSQ8 Survey 2013-14 (n=117)
Table 2. Gender distribution FDS Support Groups
Rating
Count
%
Female
88
75%
Male
29
25%
TOTAL
117
100%
Source FDS Support Group. CSQ8 Survey 2013-14 (n=117)
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Two of the support group leaders administered surveys without the questions regarding
participant background.
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Information provided by FDS.
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