What is important to people living with dementia?:the ‘long-list’ of outcome items in the development of a core outcome set for use in the evaluation of non-pharmacological community-based health and social care interventions

Harding, Andrew and Morbey, Hazel and Ahmed, Faraz and Opdebeeck, Carol and Lasrado, Reena and Williamson, Paula and Swarbrick, Caroline and Leroi, Iracema and Challis, David and Hellström, Ingrid and Burns, Alistair and Keady, John and Reilly, Siobhan Theresa (2019) What is important to people living with dementia?:the ‘long-list’ of outcome items in the development of a core outcome set for use in the evaluation of non-pharmacological community-based health and social care interventions. BMC Geriatrics, 19 (94). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1471-2318

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Abstract

BackgroundCore outcome sets (COS) prioritise outcomes based on their importance to key stakeholders, reduce reporting bias and increase comparability across studies. The first phase of a COS study is to form a ‘long-list’ of outcomes. Key stakeholders then decide on their importance. COS reporting is described as suboptimal and this first phase is often under-reported. Our objective was to develop a ‘long-list’ of outcome items for non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia living at home. MethodsThree iterative phases were conducted. First, people living with dementia, care partners, health and social care professionals, policymakers and researchers (n = 55) took part in interviews or focus groups and were asked which outcomes were important. Second, existing dementia trials were identified from the ALOIS database. 248 of 1009 pharmacological studies met the inclusion criteria. Primary and secondary outcomes were extracted from a 50% random sample (n = 124) along with eight key reviews/qualitative papers and 38 policy documents. Third, extracted outcome items were translated onto an existing qualitative framework and mapped into domains. The research team removed areas of duplication and refined the ‘long-list’ in eight workshops. ResultsOne hundred seventy outcome items were extracted from the qualitative data and literature. The 170 outcome items were consolidated to 54 in four domains (Self-Managing Dementia Symptoms, Quality of Life, Friendly Neighbourhood & Home, Independence). ConclusionsThis paper presents a transparent blueprint for ‘long-list’ development. Though a useful resource in their own right, the 54 outcome items will be distilled further in a modified Delphi survey and consensus meeting to identify core outcomes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: BMC Geriatrics
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2717
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 132292
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2019 16:35
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2019 05:00
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/132292

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