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Towards capturing meaningful outcomes for people with dementia in psychosocial intervention research: A pan-European consultation

Øksnebjerg, Laila; Diaz-Ponce, Ana; Gove, Dianne; Moniz-Cook, Esme; Mountain, Gail; Chattat, Rabih; Woods, Bob

Authors

Laila Øksnebjerg laila.oeksnebjerg.02@regionh.dk Corresponding author

Ana Diaz-Ponce

Dianne Gove

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook E.D.Moniz-Cook@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead

Gail Mountain

Rabih Chattat

Bob Woods



Abstract

Background: People with dementia are often marginalized and excluded from influence, also in relation to dementia research. There is, however, a growing requirement for inclusion through Patient and Public Involvement (PPI), but there is still limited knowledge on how researchers can fully benefit from the involvement of people with dementia in the development and testing of psychosocial interventions. This paper describes the results of a pan-European consultation with people with dementia, synthesizing their views on outcomes of psychosocial interventions.

Objective: To involve people with dementia in establishing what are meaningful outcomes when participating in psychosocial interventions.

Setting and participants: Consultations took place at four divergent sites across Europe, involving twenty five people with dementia from nine European countries.

Methods: The methods used for the consultation were developed through an iterative process involving people with dementia. Data from the consultation was analysed from a thematic analysis approach.

Results: The results suggested that people with dementia wish to participate in interventions that enhance their well-being, confidence, health, social participation and human rights. This highlights a need for improvements in psychosocial research to capture these outcomes.

Discussion and conclusions: Involving people with dementia in discussions of psychosocial interventions has enhanced our understanding about meaningful outcome measures in research and methods of data collection. This study suggests that new outcome measures in psychosocial research are needed where concepts of positive psychology and social health can guide innovation and outcome measurement.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2018
Print ISSN 1369-6513
Electronic ISSN 1369-7625
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 6
Pages 1056-1065
APA6 Citation Øksnebjerg, L., Diaz-Ponce, A., Gove, D., Moniz-Cook, E., Mountain, G., Chattat, R., & Woods, B. (2018). Towards capturing meaningful outcomes for people with dementia in psychosocial intervention research: A pan-European consultation. Health Expectations, 21(6), 1056-1065. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12799
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12799
Keywords Dementia; Consultation; Methods; Psychosocial; Patient and public involvement; Outcome measures; Positive psychology; Social health; Quality of life
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hex.12799
Copyright Statement © 2018 The Authors. Health Expectations published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd

This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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© 2018 The Authors. Health Expectations published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd

This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.





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