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SMART (Self-management in dementia: a pilot trial of the development, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a self-management group intervention)

Funder

NISCHR Health Award 2012

Webpage

http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/search/StudyDetail.aspx?StudyID=14303

Registration number

UKCRN14303

Collaborating Investigators/Institutions:

Dr Catherine Quinn, Bangor University

Project Summary

Phase One of this study examines self-management in early-stage dementia, identifies a pragmatic definition and model, and develops a self-management group for PwD. In Phase Two the self-management group will be implemented and its efficacy and cost-effectiveness evaluated in a pilot randomised controlled trial, conducted within an NHS memory service. The findings from Phase Two will provide the information needed to design a definitive multi-centre trial, and allow us to develop a handbook for other memory services.

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