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Perspectives of General Practitioners on the issues surrounding the late diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Bature, Fidelia; Guinn, Barbara; Pang, Dong; The Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes General Practise consortium; Pappas, Yannis

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Fidelia Bature

Dong Pang

The Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes General Practise consortium

Yannis Pappas



Abstract

We set out to investigate the insights general practitioners (GPs) have into the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), factors that may be responsible for the late diagnosis, as well as their recommendations for early diagnosis of AD. This was a semi-structured, qualitative and audio-recorded interview of seven GPs, from five GP surgeries in Milton Keynes and Luton, using the framework analysis. GPs reported challenges with the current patient's consultation time, a lack of continuity of care, inadequate training, limited support for patients after diagnosis, and poor treatment of the UK's aging population. The study highlights important changes that would facilitate the earlier diagnosis of AD.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 15, 2018
Journal Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports
Electronic ISSN 2542-4823
Publisher IOS Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages 207-212
APA6 Citation Bature, F., Guinn, B., Pang, D., The Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes General Practise consortium, , & Pappas, Y. (2018). Perspectives of General Practitioners on the issues surrounding the late diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports, 2(1), 207-212. https://doi.org/10.3233/adr-180064
DOI https://doi.org/10.3233/adr-180064
Keywords Alzheimer’s disease; General practice; GP interviews; Qualitative study; Semi-structured
Publisher URL https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease-reports/adr180064
Additional Information This article is published online with Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

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