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dc.contributor.authorBrooker, Dawn
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Simon
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Shirley
dc.contributor.authorBray, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorSaibene, Francesca Lea
dc.contributor.authorScorolli, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorSzczesniak, Dorota
dc.contributor.authord'Arma, Alessia
dc.contributor.authorUrbanska, Katarzyna M
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorFarina, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.authorRymaszewska, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorChattat, Rabih
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorRehill, Amritpal
dc.contributor.authorHendriks, Iris
dc.contributor.authorMeiland, Franka
dc.contributor.authorDroes, Rose-Marie
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-03T01:00:57Z
dc.date.available2019-10-03T01:00:57Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0885-6230
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/gps.4865
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388010
dc.description.abstractObjectives: MEETINGDEM investigated whether the Dutch Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) could be implemented in Italy, Poland, and the UK with comparable benefits. This paper reports on the impact on people living with dementia attending pilot Meeting Centres in the 3 countries. Methods: Nine pilot Meeting Centres (MCs) participated (Italy—5, Poland—2, UK—2). Effectiveness of MCSP was compared with Usual Care (UC) on outcomes measuring behavioural and psychological symptoms (NPI), depression (CSDD), and quality of life (DQoL, QOL‐AD), analysed by ANCOVAs in a 6‐month pre‐test/post‐test controlled trial. Results: Pre/post data were collected for 85 people with dementia and 93 carers (MCSP) and 74 people with dementia /carer dyads' receiving UC. MCSP showed significant positive effects for DQoL [Self‐esteem (F = 4.8, P = 0.03); Positive Affect (F = 14.93, P < 0.00); Feelings of Belonging (F = 7.77, P = 0.01)] with medium and large effect sizes. Higher attendance levels correlated with greater neuropsychiatric symptom reduction (rho = 0.24, P = 0.03) and a greater increase in feelings of support (rho = 0.36, P = 0.001). Conclusions: MCSPs showed significant wellbeing and health benefits compared with UC, building on the evidence of effectiveness from the Netherlands. In addition to the previously reported successful implementation of MCSP in Italy, Poland, and the UK, these findings suggest that further international dissemination of MCSP is recommended.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom883
dc.relation.ispartofpageto892
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsGeriatrics & Gerontology
dc.subject.keywordsGerontology
dc.subject.keywordsPsychiatry
dc.titleEvaluation of the implementation of the Meeting Centres Support Program in Italy, Poland, and the UK; exploration of the effects on people with dementia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBrooker, D; Evans, S; Evans, S; Bray, J; Saibene, FL; Scorolli, C; Szczesniak, D; d'Arma, A; Urbanska, KM; Atkinson, T; Farina, E; Rymaszewska, J; Chattat, R; Henderson, C; Rehill, A; Hendriks, I; Meiland, F; Droes, R-M, Evaluation of the implementation of the Meeting Centres Support Program in Italy, Poland, and the UK; exploration of the effects on people with dementia, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2018, 33 (7), pp. 883-892
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-12-20
dc.date.updated2019-10-02T03:08:34Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Evaluation of the implementation of the Meeting Centres Support Program in Italy, Poland, and the UK; exploration of the effects on people with dementia, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Volume 33, Issue 7, July 2018, pages 883-892, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/gps.4865. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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