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General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol of a mixed methods systematic review and meta-ethnography.

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dc.contributor.author Jennings, Aisling A.
dc.contributor.author Foley, Tony
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Kieran A.
dc.contributor.author Coffey, Alice
dc.contributor.author Browne, John P.
dc.contributor.author Bradley, Colin P.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-19T16:12:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-19T16:12:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 2046-4053
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7330
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In the context of rising dementia prevalence, the workload of general practitioners (GPs) in dementia care is set to increase. However, there are many aspects of dementia care that GPs find challenging. Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) affect the majority of people with dementia and is an aspect of dementia care that GPs find particularly difficult to manage. The aim of this mixed methods systematic review is to undertake a synthesis of qualitative and quantitative studies on GPs' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing BPSD. Seven electronic bibliographic databases will be searched from inception to present. All qualitative or quantitative studies that explore the knowledge, attitude or experiences of GPs towards the management of BPSD in community and/or residential settings will be eligible for inclusion. A meta-ethnography will be conducted to synthesise included studies. Primary outcome measures will include GPs' experiences of managing BPSD, GPs' knowledge of BPSD and their attitude to different approaches to the management of BPSD, in particular their attitude to non-pharmacological approaches. All included papers will be independently assessed for methodological validity by two reviewers using the following tools: the Joanna Briggs Institute checklist for qualitative research, the Effective Public Health Practice Project (EPHPP) tool for intervention studies and the National Institute of Health (NIH) quality assessment tool for observational and analytical cross-sectional studies. As there is no agreed quality assessment tool for descriptive cross-sectional studies, an original tool will be developed. Two independent reviewers will apply the Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative Research (CERQual) tool to the review findings. The results will be reported in line with the Enhancing Transparency in Reporting the Synthesis of Qualitative Research (ENTREQ) statement. This study will be the first systematic review that synthesises the existing literature of GPs' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing BPSD in community and residential care. This review will improve our understanding of GPs' perspectives on the management of BPSD, and the results will be used to inform the development of an intervention to improve the management of BPSD in general practice. PROSPERO CRD42017054916 . en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMC en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Systematic Reviews;7:62
dc.subject dementia en_US
dc.subject general practitioners en_US
dc.subject behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) en_US
dc.subject neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) en_US
dc.subject knowledge and attitudes en_US
dc.subject qualitative research en_US
dc.subject mixed methods en_US
dc.subject systematic review en_US
dc.subject protocol en_US
dc.subject meta-ethnography en_US
dc.title General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol of a mixed methods systematic review and meta-ethnography. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-11-19T15:45:06Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s13643-018-0732-7
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2855796
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Systematic Reviews
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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