Knowledge of dementia among South Asian (Indian) older people in Manchester, UK

Purandare, Nitin and Luthra, Vikram and Swarbrick, Caroline and Burns, Alistair (2007) Knowledge of dementia among South Asian (Indian) older people in Manchester, UK. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22 (8). pp. 777-781. ISSN 0885-6230

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine knowledge of dementia in South Asian older people, as compared with Caucasian older people. Methods: Attendees, not known to suffer from dementia, of one South Asian and two predominantly Caucasian day centres for older people in Manchester (UK) were asked to complete the Dementia Knowledge Questionnaire (DKQ). The DKQ was translated into Gujarathi and Urdu by the professional translators. Results: One hundred and ninety-one DKQs from Indian and 55 DKQs from Caucasian (white UK/Irish/European) older people were included in the analyses. Knowledge of dementia was poor in both Indian and Caucasian older people, especially so in the former. The median (25th-75th percentile) total DKQ scores were 3 (2-5) in Indians and 6 (3.5-9) in Caucasians (p

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 132249
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2019 14:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2019 09:04
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/132249

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