Journal article

Behavioural activation written self-help to improve mood, wellbeing and quality of life in people with dementia supported by informal carers (PROMOTE): a study protocol for a single-arm feasibility study.

Paul Farrand, Joanne Woodford, David Llewellyn, Martin Anderson, Shanker Venkatasubramanian, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Anna Adlam, Chris Dickens

Pilot and Feasibility Studies | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Increases in life expectancy have resulted in a global rise in dementia prevalence. Dementia is associated with poor wellbeing, low quality of life and increased incidence of mental health difficulties such as low mood or depression. However, currently, there is limited access to evidence-based psychological interventions for people with dementia experiencing low mood and poor wellbeing. Behavioural activation-based self-help, supported by informal carers and guided by mental health professionals, may represent an effective and acceptable solution. METHODS/DESIGN: The present study is a phase II (feasibility) single-arm trial informed by the Medical Research Council complex inter..

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