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Feasibility study of an optimised person-centred intervention to improve mental health and reduce antipsychotics amongst people with dementia in care homes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Whitaker, R; Ballard, C; Stafford, J; Orrell, M; Moniz-Cook, E; Woods, RT; Murray, J; ... Fossey, J; + view all (2013) Feasibility study of an optimised person-centred intervention to improve mental health and reduce antipsychotics amongst people with dementia in care homes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials , 14 , Article 13. 10.1186/1745-6215-14-13. Green open access

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Abstract

People living in care homes often have complex mental and physical health problems, disabilities and social needs which are compounded by the use of psychiatric and other drugs. In the UK dementia care is a national priority with a vast impact on services. WHELD combines the most effective elements of existing approaches to develop a comprehensive but practical intervention. This will be achieved by training care staff to provide care that is focused on an understanding of the individual and their needs; and by using additional components such as exercise, activities and social interaction to improve mental health and quality of life (QoL) and reduce the use of sedative drugs.

Type: Article
Title: Feasibility study of an optimised person-centred intervention to improve mental health and reduce antipsychotics amongst people with dementia in care homes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-13
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-13
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 Whitaker 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: PMC3617007
Keywords: Antipsychotic Agents, Clinical Protocols, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Dementia, Drug Costs, Feasibility Studies, Great Britain, Health Services for the Aged, Homes for the Aged, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Mental Health, Nursing Homes, Patient-Centered Care, Pilot Projects, Quality of Life, Research Design, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1388600
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