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Tablet-Based Outpatient Care for People With Dementia - The DemTab Study Protocol
Citation key lech2019a
Author Lech, Sonia and O'Sullivan, Julie L. and Gellert, Paul and Voigt-Antons, Jan‐Niklas and Greinacher, Robert and Nordheim, Johanna
Pages 135–144
Year 2019
ISSN 1662-9647
DOI 10.1024/1662-9647/a000210
Journal GeroPsych
Volume 32
Number 3
Month aug
Note online
Publisher Hogrefe
How Published Fullpaper
Abstract Most people with dementia (PwD) are treated on an outpatient basis, predominantly by general practitioners (GPs). This article provides a detailed protocol of a study aimed at developing and evaluating a tablet-based intervention to improve outpatient dementia care by fostering guideline-based treatment. A cluster-randomized controlled trial with an intervention group (tablet-based intervention) and a control group (treatment as usual plus information handbook) will be conducted. Clusters will be randomized at GP level. Primary outcome is defined as adherence to dementia guideline recommendations after 9 months. Secondary outcomes include various health outcomes assessed in PwD (e.g., quality of life) and informal caregivers (e.g., caregiver burden). Outcomes will be analyzed by an intention-to-treat analysis and using mixed models
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