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Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE): A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial

Csipke, Emese; Shafayat, Aisha; Sprange, Kirsty; Bradshaw, Lucy; Montgomery, Alan A; Ogollah, Reuben; Moniz-Cook, Esme; Orrell, Martin


Emese Csipke

Aisha Shafayat

Kirsty Sprange

Lucy Bradshaw

Alan A Montgomery

Reuben Ogollah

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook
Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead

Martin Orrell


Background: There is a need for interventions to foster and maintain independence for people with dementia to support community living, improve morale, and reduce stigma. We investigated a social intervention to promote living well and enhance independence for people with mild dementia.

Methods: In this two arm parallel group, feasibility RCT at six sites in England, participants were randomized (1:1) to the PRIDE intervention (encompassing social, physical, and cognitive domains supported by a facilitator over three sessions) compared to usual care only. The main objective was to determine the feasibility of a main trial with respect to measures of recruitment, retention, and adherence to the intervention.

Results: During a 7-month period, 402 people were invited to the trial, 148 were screened (37%, 95% confidence interval (CI)=32– 42%), 137 were eligible at pre-consent, 94 consented to the trial (69% of those eligible, 95% CI=60– 76%), and 92 were randomized (46 to each group). Of those allocated to the intervention, 42 (91%) received at least one of three intervention sessions. Outcome assessment follow-up visits were completed for 73 participants at 6 months (79%, 95% CI=70– 87%), and this was similar for both groups.

Conclusion: A large multi-center trial of the PRIDE intervention in community-dwelling people with mild dementia is feasible using systematic recruitment strategies. The intervention was successfully delivered and well received by participants. Findings from this study will be used to refine the design and processes for a definitive RCT.

Trial Registration: ISRCTN, ISRCTN11288961, registered on 23 October 2018.


Csipke, E., Shafayat, A., Sprange, K., Bradshaw, L., Montgomery, A. A., Ogollah, R., …Orrell, M. (2021). Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE): A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 16, 363-378.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 13, 2020
Online Publication Date Feb 25, 2021
Publication Date Feb 25, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 3, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2021
Journal Clinical Interventions in Aging
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Pages 363-378
Keywords Dementia; Feasibility trial; Randomized controlled trial; Psychosocial intervention
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