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Article: Carers' knowledge of dementia and their expressed concerns

TitleCarers' knowledge of dementia and their expressed concerns
Authors
Issue Date1997
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294
Citation
International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 1997, v. 12 n. 4, p. 470-473 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective. The authors wished to determine how much carers from different settings caring for patients with dementia knew about the disorder and elicit their main concerns about the disease. Design. A survey questionnaire was administered to 136 carers. Setting. Two old age psychiatric services and an Alzheimer's support group in urban areas of the UK. Participants. The carers came from one of three categories: (1) carers with no prior contact with elderly mental health services (preassessment group); (2) carers who had been in contact with mental health care professionals (postassessment group); (3) carers in contact with an Alzheimer's Disease Society support group. Measures. A questionnaire on the subject of dementia. Carers' worries about the disorder were also recorded. Results. Carers in contact with an Alzheimer's support group were the most knowledgeable and carers in the preassessment group were the least knowledgeable on the subject of dementia. While carers in the postassessment group had a level of knowledge above that of the preassessment group, this difference failed to reach statistical significance. Conclusion. The study highlights the need for elderly mental health teams to evaluate their methods of dissemination of knowledge to carers, develop educational packages for carers and evaluate their effectiveness.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175773
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.699
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.382
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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorBallard, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorSham, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:01:11Z-
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dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 1997, v. 12 n. 4, p. 470-473en_US
dc.identifier.issn0885-6230en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175773-
dc.description.abstractObjective. The authors wished to determine how much carers from different settings caring for patients with dementia knew about the disorder and elicit their main concerns about the disease. Design. A survey questionnaire was administered to 136 carers. Setting. Two old age psychiatric services and an Alzheimer's support group in urban areas of the UK. Participants. The carers came from one of three categories: (1) carers with no prior contact with elderly mental health services (preassessment group); (2) carers who had been in contact with mental health care professionals (postassessment group); (3) carers in contact with an Alzheimer's Disease Society support group. Measures. A questionnaire on the subject of dementia. Carers' worries about the disorder were also recorded. Results. Carers in contact with an Alzheimer's support group were the most knowledgeable and carers in the preassessment group were the least knowledgeable on the subject of dementia. While carers in the postassessment group had a level of knowledge above that of the preassessment group, this difference failed to reach statistical significance. Conclusion. The study highlights the need for elderly mental health teams to evaluate their methods of dissemination of knowledge to carers, develop educational packages for carers and evaluate their effectiveness.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatryen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshCaregivers - Education - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshDementia - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services For The Aged - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMental Health Services - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf-Help Groups - Standardsen_US
dc.titleCarers' knowledge of dementia and their expressed concernsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/(SICI)1099-1166(199704)12:4<470::AID-GPS503>3.0.CO;2-Nen_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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