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Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Mar;25(3):249-57. doi: 10.1002/gps.2330.

The Stroud/ADI dementia quality framework: a cross-national population-level framework for assessing the quality of life impacts of services and policies for people with dementia and their family carers.

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Section of Mental Health and Ageing, The Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To generate an internationally applicable framework for the systematic assessment of the quality of life impacts of services and policies for people with dementia and their family carers.

DESIGN:

A qualitative analysis of text.

SETTING:

Open groups at six consecutive Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) Conferences (1999-2005) lasting between 1.5 and 2 h. Data were: presenters' texts, transcribed points made during discussion and written contributions.

PARTICIPANTS:

Three hundred and twelve contributors of text.

RESULTS:

From 2246 chunks of text, eight interacting domains relating to quality of life emerged: Public Attitudes and Understanding; Government and Social Policy; Funding for Services; Health; Communication; Choice and Personhood; Environment; and Quality of Care leading to the development of the Stroud/ADI Dementia Quality Framework.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Stroud/ADI Dementia Quality Framework helps to structure assessment of the quality of life impacts of population level approaches in dementia impacts of population-level approaches in dementia. Information available can be mapped onto the framework. With its international approach, the Stroud/ADI Dementia Quality Framework has validity across cultures within and between countries. It is intended as a useful aid for the assessment of services and policies for people with dementia and their family carers.

PMID:
19697296
DOI:
10.1002/gps.2330
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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