Journal article

Evidence-based care of older people with suspected cognitive impairment in general practice: protocol for the IRIS cluster randomised trial

Joanne E McKenzie, Simon D French, Denise A O'Connor, Duncan S Mortimer, Colette J Browning, Grant M Russell, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Martin P Eccles, Jill J Francis, Susan Michie, Kerry Murphy, Fiona Kossenas, Sally E Green



BACKGROUND: Dementia is a common and complex condition. Evidence-based guidelines for the management of people with dementia in general practice exist; however, detection, diagnosis and disclosure of dementia have been identified as potential evidence-practice gaps. Interventions to implement guidelines into practice have had varying success. The use of theory in designing implementation interventions has been limited, but is advocated because of its potential to yield more effective interventions and aid understanding of factors modifying the magnitude of intervention effects across trials. This protocol describes methods of a randomised trial that tests a theory-informed implementation int..

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Awarded by Australian NHMRC Dementia Research Grant

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded by Australian NHMRC Public Health Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The IRIS trial is funded by an Australian NHMRC Dementia Research Grant (491104). SDF is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (567071). DOC is supported by an Australian NHMRC Public Health Fellowship (606726). JMG holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. All other authors are funded by their own institutions. The NHMRC has had no involvement in the study design, preparation of the manuscript, or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.