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dc.contributor.authorLion, Katarzyna Malgorzata
dc.contributor.authorSzczesniak, Dorota
dc.contributor.authorBulinska, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.authorMazurek, Justyna
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Shirley B
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Simon C
dc.contributor.authorSaibene, Francesca Lea
dc.contributor.authord'Arma, Alessia
dc.contributor.authorScorolli, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorFarina, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.authorBrooker, Dawn
dc.contributor.authorChattat, Rabih
dc.contributor.authorMeiland, Franka JM
dc.contributor.authorDroes, Rose-Marie
dc.contributor.authorRymaszewska, Joanna
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-13T22:24:19Z
dc.date.available2020-04-13T22:24:19Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2019.1683815
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/393028
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This is the first study to focus on the role and impact of a psychosocial intervention, the Meeting Centre Support Programme (MCSP), for people living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on the experience of stigmatisation across three different European countries. Method: A pre/post-test control group study design compared outcomes for 114 people with dementia (n=74) and MCI (n=40) in Italy, Poland and the UK who received either the MCSP or usual care (UC). The ‘Stigma Impact Scale, neurological disease’ (SIS) was administered at two points in time, 6 months apart. The Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) was used to assess the level of cognitive impairment. Results: Although statistical analysis did not show any significant differences between MCSP and UC at pre/post-test for the 3 countries combined, there were significant results for individual countries. In Italy, the level of SIS was significantly lower (p=0.02) in the MCSP group following the intervention. The level of Social Isolation increased significantly (p=0.05) in the UC group at follow-up in Poland. The level of Social Rejection was significantly higher (p=0.03) over time for UK participants receiving MCSP compared to UC. Conclusion: The experience of stigma by people living with dementia and MCI is complex and there may be different country specific contexts and mechanisms. The results do not enable us to confirm or disconfirm the impact of a social support programme, such as MCSP, on this experience. Difficulties in directly measuring the level of stigma in this group also requires further research.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAging & Mental Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsGeriatrics & Gerontology
dc.subject.keywordsGerontology
dc.subject.keywordsPsychiatry
dc.titleDoes the Meeting Centre Support Programme decrease the experience of stigmatisation among people with cognitive deficits?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLion, KM; Szczesniak, D; Bulinska, K; Mazurek, J; Evans, SB; Evans, SC; Saibene, FL; d'Arma, A; Scorolli, C; Farina, E; Brooker, D; Chattat, R; Meiland, FJM; Droes, R-M; Rymaszewska, J, Does the Meeting Centre Support Programme decrease the experience of stigmatisation among people with cognitive deficits?, Aging & Mental Health, 2019
dc.date.updated2020-04-13T00:02:04Z
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gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Aging & Mental Health, 07 Nov 2019, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1683815
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gro.griffith.authorLion, Katarzyna M.


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