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Developing an educational intervention on dementia diagnosis and management in primary care for the EVIDEM-ED trial

Iliffe, S; Koch, T; Jain, P; Lefford, F; Wong, G; Warner, A; Wilcock, J; (2012) Developing an educational intervention on dementia diagnosis and management in primary care for the EVIDEM-ED trial. Trials , 13 , Article 142. 10.1186/1745-6215-13-142. Green and gold open access

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Abstract

Dementia syndromes are under-diagnosed and under-treated in primary care. Earlier recognition of and response to dementia syndrome is likely to enhance the quality of life of people with dementia, but general practitioners consistently report limited skills and confidence in diagnosis and management of this condition. Changing clinical practice is difficult, and the challenge for those seeking change it is to find ways of working with the grain of professional knowledge and practice. Assessment of educational needs in a practice has the potential to accommodate variations in individual understanding and competence, learning preferences and skill mix. Educational prescriptions identify questions that need to be answered in order to address a clinical problem. This paper reports the development of an educational needs assessment tool to guide tailored educational interventions designed to enhance early diagnosis and management of dementia in primary care, in the Evidence Based Interventions in Dementia in the Community - Early Diagnosis trial.

Type:Article
Title:Developing an educational intervention on dementia diagnosis and management in primary care for the EVIDEM-ED trial
Location:England
Open access status:An open access publication. A version is also available from UCL Discovery.
DOI:10.1186/1745-6215-13-142
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-142
Language:English
Additional information: © 2012 Iliffe et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC3492020
Keywords:Aged, Clinical Competence, Community Health Services, Dementia, Education, Medical, Continuing, Evidence-Based Medicine, Geriatric Assessment, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Needs Assessment, Patient Care Team, Primary Health Care, Quality of Life
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Biosciences (Division of)
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > Primary Care and Population Health

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