Journal article

General population perspectives of dementia risk reduction and the implications for intervention: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative evidence

Eleanor Curran, Terence WH Chong, Kali Godbee, Charles Abraham, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Victoria J Palmer

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Evidence for the potential prevention of dementia through lifestyle risk factor modification is growing and has prompted examination of implementation approaches. Understanding the general population's perspectives regarding dementia risk reduction is key to implementation. This may provide useful insights into more effective and efficient ways to help people change relevant beliefs, motivations and behaviour patterns. We conducted a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative evidence to develop an integrated model of general population dementia risk reduction perspectives and the implications for intervention in research and implementation contexts. METHODS AND FIND..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Dementia Research Team Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a PhD Fellowship with the Maintain Your Brain (MYB) Study. This study was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Dementia Research Team Grant (APP1095097). Participants in MYB will be recruited from the 45 and Up Study (www.saxinstitute.org.au).The 45 and Up Study is managed by the Sax Institute in collaboration with major partner Cancer Council NSW; and partners: the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division); NSW Ministry of Health; NSW Government Family & Community Services -Ageing, Carers and the Disability Council NSW; and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.