Evaluation of adherence to dementia risk reduction in everyday practice: A literature review

Martin-Khan, M., Travers, C. and Lie, D. (2009). Evaluation of adherence to dementia risk reduction in everyday practice: A literature review. In: Alzheimer's & Dementia. Australian National Dementia Research Forum 2008, Sydney, Australia, (e13-e13). 18-19 September 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2009.07.019

Author Martin-Khan, M.
Travers, C.
Lie, D.
Title of paper Evaluation of adherence to dementia risk reduction in everyday practice: A literature review
Conference name Australian National Dementia Research Forum 2008
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 18-19 September 2008
Proceedings title Alzheimer's & Dementia   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Publication Year 2009
DOI 10.1016/j.jalz.2009.07.019
ISSN 1552-5260
Volume 5
Issue 5
Start page e13
End page e13
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Background: A comprehensive literature review of national and international research was carried out to summarize the research literature relating to outcome measures of health professional performance. Methods: The literature was methodically searched retrospectively from August 2008 to the beginning of 1998. Bibliographic databases were searched for relevant peer-reviewed literature, and 24 individual websites were searched. The key terms included general practice or family practice, and outcome assessment or quality indicator. Results: The uptake of dementia risk reduction strategies by primary care practitioners could be measured in a multitude of ways by using a range of process and outcome measures at different levels, eg, individual patient versus individual practice versus whole of population level. In Australia a considerable amount of process data at the level of the individual general practitioner is available through administrative data sets (ie, Medicare) that capture data regarding the provision of medical services and pharmaceutical products. A number of existing data sources could be used, either in their current format or in a modified form, to inform the uptake of dementia risk reduction activities in primary care. These vary in terms of reliability, validity, and feasibility. It might be necessary to triangulate data from multiple sources to provide a comprehensive picture regarding the uptake and impact of these activities. Conclusions: On the basis of the research evidence, seven recommendations were made including coordinating the collection of dementia-related information with that of chronic disease data and using existing national, state, and other data sources where possible.
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
111702 Aged Health Care
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Keyword Dementia care
Alzheimers disease
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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