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Objectives: Australian guidelines for dementia cover 109 recommendations for dementia care. Knowing which recommendations to implement poses a challenge for general practitioners (GPs). This study aimed to gather general practice perspectives of priority recommendations for GPs in their practice. Methods: To explore which recommendations are most important and those requiring the greatest support in GP implementation, a Delphi study was conducted. Thirty-six GPs, 4 practice nurses and 1 medical services director completed two rounds of email questionnaires. Results: Recommendations requiring support for GP implementation relate to early assessment of behavioural and psychological symptoms; mental health interventions tailored to the person's preferences and abilities; language and cultural barriers in access to information and services; and cognitive and learning needs in treatment delivery. Conclusion: It is critical to understand where support may be needed for GPs to successfully implement recommendations to improve care provided to people with dementia and their carers.
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- practice guideline
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Australian Community of Practice in Research in Dementia (ACcORD) Project Grant: Prioritising the National Dementia Guideline Recommendations in general practice: the views of people with dementia from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and their family members
1/11/17 → 30/06/20
An Australian Community Of practice in Research in Dementia (ACcORD) to improve health outcomes for people with dementia and their carers
Sanson-Fisher, R., Mazza, D., Koch, S. H., Doran, C., D'Este, C., Whitehead, C. & Eades, S.
1/05/16 → 30/04/21