Beteendeaktiveringsbaserad självhjälp för depression hos personer med demens som lever ute i samhället: Utveckling, genomförbarhet och utvärdering.

Tidsperiod: 2019-01-01 till 2022-12-31

Projektledare: Joanne Woodford

Medarbetare: Anna Cristina Åberg, Louise von Essen, Martin Ingelsson, Paul Farrand

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 7 200 000 SEK

Research builds upon development and feasibility work conducted in the UK, of a novel behavioural activation based guided self-help intervention for depression in people with dementia. Following the Medical Research Council Complex Interventions Framework, the aim is to adapt (Phase I), examine feasibility and acceptability (Phase II) and evaluate in a definitive randomised controlled trial (Phase III) the intervention for people with dementia, supported by informal caregivers in the home, and guided by healthcare professionals. To increase likelihood of real-world implementation, implementation issues are considered throughout. A Public Advisory Group of people with dementia and informal caregivers will be formed to work alongside the research team. Main objectives are to: (1) adapt the intervention to ensure suitability of delivery within Sweden (Study 1); (2) examine methodological, procedural and clinical uncertainties (Study 2) and (3) examine clinical and cost effectiveness (Study 3). Study 1 (months 1-12) uses co-design and participatory action research to adapt the intervention. Study 2 (months 7-30) is a feasibility study with process evaluation. Study 3 (months 25-60) is a definitive randomised controlled trial with internal pilot, and process evaluation. All studies use multifaceted recruitment approaches. If effective and acceptable, the intervention represents a novel solution to address the significant unmet psychological support needs of people with dementia.