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Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Apr;26(4):373-9. doi: 10.1002/gps.2536. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

Acceptability of dementia screening in primary care patients.

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  • 1Durham VA Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. tracey.holsinger@va.gov

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To determine the acceptability of dementia screening in two populations of older adults in different primary care settings.

METHODS:

Cross-sectional study of consecutive patients presenting for primary care appointments in the Duke University Health System (n = 152) or Durham VA Medical Center (n = 193) were evaluated face to face using the Dementia Screening and Perceived Harms (SAPH) questionnaire.

RESULTS:

Overall, 81% of primary care patients indicated that they would want to be screened to determine if they are developing dementia. After exposure to possible risks and benefits of screening, 86% of patients indicated they would like to be screened. The SAPH was easy to use and contained five relevant and cohesive domains. The items most associated with a desire for dementia screening were male gender, acceptance of other types of screening, and a belief that a treatment for dementia exists.

CONCLUSIONS:

Primary care patients in two different health care systems indicated they would like to be screened for dementia. The SAPH was easy to use and contains cohesive domains.

Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

PMID:
20845398
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