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The feasibility of a Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention (CREST) for people with dementia in the community: protocol for a non-randomised feasibility study

Casey, Dympna; Gallagher, Niamh; Devane, Declan; Woods, Bob; Murphy, Kathy; Smyth, Siobhán; Newell, John; Murphy, Andrew W.; Clarke, Charlotte; Foley, Tony; Timmons, Fergus; Dröes, Rose-Marie; O’Halloran, Martin; Windle, Gill; Irving Lupton, Kate; Domegan, Christine; O’Shea, Eamon; Dolan, Pat; Doyle, Priscilla

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Authors

Dympna Casey

Niamh Gallagher

Declan Devane

Bob Woods

Kathy Murphy

Siobhán Smyth

John Newell

Andrew W. Murphy

Tony Foley

Fergus Timmons

Rose-Marie Dröes

Martin O’Halloran

Gill Windle

Kate Irving Lupton

Christine Domegan

Eamon O’Shea

Pat Dolan

Priscilla Doyle



Abstract

Background: A dementia diagnosis can prevent people from participating in society, leading to a further decline in cognitive, social and physical health. However, it may be possible for people with dementia to continue to live meaningful lives and continue to participate actively in society if a supportive psychosocial environment exists. Resilience theory, which focuses on strengthening personal attributes and external assets in the face of serious challenges, may provide a scaffold on which an inclusive multifaceted psychosocial supportive environment can be built. This protocol paper describes a study to determine the feasibility of conducting a multifaceted complex resilience building psychosocial intervention for people with dementia and their caregivers living in the community. Methods: This is a non-randomised feasibility study. Ten participants with dementia and their primary caregivers living in the community will be recruited and receive the CREST intervention. The intervention provides (a) a 7-week cognitive stimulation programme followed by an 8-week physical exercise programme for people with dementia and (b) a 6-week educational programme for caregivers. Members of the wider community will be invited to a dementia awareness programme and GP practices to a dementia training workshop. Trained professionals will deliver all intervention components. Outcomes will assess the feasibility and acceptability of all study processes. The feasibility and acceptability of a range of outcomes to be collected in a future definitive trial, including economic measurements, will also be explored. Finally, social marketing will be used to map a route toward stigma change in dementia for use in a subsequent trial. Quantitative feasibility outcome assessments will be completed at baseline and after completion of the 15-week intervention while qualitative data will be collected at recruitment, baseline, during and post-intervention delivery. Conclusion: This feasibility study will provide evidence regarding the feasibility and acceptability of a comprehensive multifaceted psychosocial intervention programme for people with dementia and their caregivers (CREST). The results will be used to inform the development and implementation of a subsequent RCT, should the findings support feasibility.

Citation

Casey, D., Gallagher, N., Devane, D., Woods, B., Murphy, K., Smyth, S., …Doyle, P. (2020). The feasibility of a Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention (CREST) for people with dementia in the community: protocol for a non-randomised feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 6(1), Article 177. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-020-00701-2

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 5, 2020
Online Publication Date Nov 16, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Nov 26, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 26, 2020
Journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Publisher BioMed Central
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Article Number 177
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-020-00701-2

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