Dementia Centred

By Henriette Laidlaw

April 11th, 2017

Important outcomes from hospital admission

The University of Stirling is leading on a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded project Understanding the outcomes of people with cognitive impairment and/or dementia admitted to the general hospital.

As part of this research, we use a survey to explore the outcomes that are important to people with dementia or confusion who have experienced a hospital admission.

Participation

In order to take part in this research you should be:

1.    A person who has experienced dementia or confusion, AND been admitted to hospital within the past two years. 

2.    OR someone who provides support to a person who has/is experiencing dementia or confusion AND has had an admission to hospital within the past two years.

NB. The hospital admission must have occurred whilst the person was living with dementia or confusion as it is the experience of being in hospital whilst living with one of these conditions that we are most interested in.

You are under no obligation to take part in, or complete, this research.  If there are any questions that you find too hard to answer or do not want to answer then please skip past them and continue with the rest of the survey. 

Please complete the survey here

Consent

Responses to this survey will be kept anonymous.  However, by completing it you are agreeing to your replies being used in our analysis, including anonymised quotations from your responses.  If you are not happy with this then please do not complete the survey. 

Incomplete surveys

If you start the survey and decide part-way through that you do not want to be a part of our research anymore then close the survey window.  Data from incomplete surveys will not be included in analysis.  

 

Help

Please note: the survey does refer to outcomes of hospital admissions and it is possible that reflecting on them will bring back upsetting memories for you.  If it does cause you distress then please stop at any time.   

Should you wish to find further support for yourself or those close to you the Alzheimer’s Society or Alzheimer Scotland will have local services near you.  Please follow the links below to find out more. 

Alzheimer Scotland’s list of local services http://www.alzscot.org/services_and_support/search. 

Alzheimer Scotland’s 24hr dementia helpline 0808 808 3000. 

Alzheimer’s Society local information page https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200121. 

Alzheimer’s Society national dementia helpline 0300 222 1122.

If you have any questions or wish to request a paper copy of this survey to be sent out to you then please contact Henriette Laidlaw at henriette.laidlaw@stir.ac.uk

Survey Results

The results of this survey will be written up as part of our final report, they will also be published in a scientific journal and go on to guide future research aimed at improving the lives of people who are affected.

If you wish to be kept up to date with this research please fill in the form below

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