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A feasibility randomised controlled trial of the DECIDE intervention: dementia carers making informed decisions

Lord, K; Livingston, G; Cooper, C; (2017) A feasibility randomised controlled trial of the DECIDE intervention: dementia carers making informed decisions. British Journal of Psychiatry Open , 3 (1) pp. 12-14. 10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003509. Green open access

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Abstract

SUMMARY: Family carers report high levels of decisional conflict when deciding whether their relative with dementia can continue to be cared for in their own home. We tested, in a feasibility randomised controlled trial, the first decision aid (the DECIDE manual) aiming to reduce such conflict. Twenty family carers received the DECIDE intervention, and 21 received usual treatment. The intervention group had reduced decisional conflict compared with controls (mean difference -11.96, 95% confidence interval -20.10 to -3.83, P=0.005). All carers receiving the intervention completed and valued it, despite some still reporting difficulties with family conflict and problems negotiating services.

Type: Article
Title: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of the DECIDE intervention: dementia carers making informed decisions
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003509
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003509
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2017 The Royal College of Psychiatrists This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial, No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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/1544388
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