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Access to timely formal dementia care in Europe: protocol of the Actifcare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
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Title
Access to timely formal dementia care in Europe: protocol of the Actifcare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) study
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1672-3
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Authors

Liselot Kerpershoek, Marjolein de Vugt, Claire Wolfs, Hannah Jelley, Martin Orrel, Bob Woods, Astrid Stephan, Anja Bieber, Gabriele Meyer, Knut Engedal, Geir Selbaek, Ron Handels, Anders Wimo, Louise Hopper, Kate Irving, Maria Marques, Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Elisa Portolani, Orazio Zanetti, Frans Verhey

Abstract

Previous findings indicate that people with dementia and their informal carers experience difficulties accessing and using formal care services due to a mismatch between needs and service use. This mismatch causes overall dissatisfaction and is a waste of the scarce financial care resources. This article presents the background and methods of the Actifcare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) project. This is a European study aiming at best-practice development in finding timely access to formal care for community-dwelling people with dementia and their informal carers. There are five main objectives: 1) Explore predisposing and enabling factors associated with the use of formal care, 2) Explore the association between the use of formal care, needs and quality of life and 3) Compare these across European countries, 4) Understand the costs and consequences of formal care services utilization in people with unmet needs, 5) Determine the major costs and quality of life drivers and their relationship with formal care services across European countries. In a longitudinal cohort study conducted in eight European countries approximately 450 people with dementia and informal carers will be assessed three times in 1 year (baseline, 6 and 12 months). In this year we will closely monitor the process of finding access to formal care. Data on service use, quality of life and needs will be collected. The results of Actifcare are expected to reveal best-practices in organizing formal care. Knowledge about enabling and predisposing factors regarding access to care services, as well as its costs and consequences, can advance the state of the art in health systems research into pathways to dementia care, in order to benefit people with dementia and their informal carers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 47 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Researcher 8 16%
Student > Bachelor 7 14%
Unspecified 5 10%
Other 10 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 18%
Psychology 9 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 16%
Unspecified 7 14%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Other 11 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2016.
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#2,126,415
of 8,549,468 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,171
of 3,162 outputs
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#81,595
of 256,023 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#99
of 223 outputs
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