Journal article

Dementia risk reduction in practice: the knowledge, opinions and perspectives of Australian healthcare providers

Lidan Zheng, Kali Godbee, Genevieve Z Steiner, Gail Daylight, Carolyn Ee, Thi Yen Hill, Mark Hohenberg, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Keith McDonald, Dimity Pond, Kylie Radford, Kaarin J Anstey, Ruth Peters

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2021

Abstract

This study examined Australian primary healthcare providers' knowledge about dementia risk factors and risk reduction and their perspectives on barriers and enablers to risk reduction in practice. Primary healthcare providers were recruited through Primary Health Networks across Australia (n=51). Participants completed an online survey that consisted of fixed-responses and free-text components to assess their knowledge, attitudes and current practices relating to dementia risk factors and risk reduction techniques. The results showed that Australian primary healthcare providers have good knowledge about the modifiable risk factors for dementia; however, face several barriers to working with ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and Centre for Research Excellence in Cognitive Health. KG is supported by a PhD Fellowship, attached to the Maintain Your Brain (MYB) Study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1095097). KJA was supported by NHMRC Fellowship #1102694.