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The Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers (DQoL-OC) Study (DQoL-OC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02463734
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2015 by University of Nottingham.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 4, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Nottingham

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this research is to develop the "DQoL-OC", a unique questionnaire to evaluate the quality of life of people aged 60 or above providing care for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or other related dementia at home in the UK.

This questionnaire is aimed at allowing researchers, health and social professionals, as well as the older family carers themselves, to quantify the impact caring in different aspects life, for the purposes of economic evaluation or implementation and evaluation of interventions. The results from this study will also help us to understand better the aspects that affect carers' quality of life and well-being, which may guide future policies and the support provided to older family carers in the future.

The DQoL-OC is being developed in two parts. The first part is now completed and was carried out through focus groups with older family carers for discussions about important aspects related to their quality of life and well-being in order to create the items of the new questionnaire. Its preliminary version contains 100 questions about the practical aspects of care and caregiving, carers' feelings and concerns and satisfaction with life and with the caring role.

The second part of the DQoL-OC development is currently being carried out and aims to evaluate its validity and reliability for use with older family carers and to reduce it into a smaller number of items. About 300 older family carers are invited to answer individually the DQoL-OC and other similar questionnaires for these purposes. About 25 participants taking part in this study are invited to answer the same questions with an interval of two weeks in order to allow us to compare the results and its stability over this period of time.


Condition or disease
Quality of Life

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Development of the Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers of People With Dementia (DQoL-OC) and Evaluation of Its Psychometric Properties
Study Start Date : August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Caregivers Dementia




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) [ Time Frame: 8 months ]
    Questionnaire


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health status [ Time Frame: 8 months ]
    Questionnaire

  2. Caring issues [ Time Frame: 8 months ]
    Questionnaire

  3. Socio-demographic data [ Time Frame: 8 months ]
    Questionnaire



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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Older family carers: To be an old person (between 60 and 100 years old), currently providing care for a family member with dementia (carers' self-report) at home in the UK, to understand and speak English, to accept to participate of the study
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be aged between 60 and 100 years old;
  • To be currently providing care for a family member with dementia (carers' -self-report) at home in the UK;
  • To speak and understand English;
  • To show an interest in participating in the research.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • To be aged under 60 years old or above 100 years old;
  • To provide paid care for the person with dementia;
  • Those with no familiar relationship with the person being cared for;
  • The family member with dementia is not being cared for at home;
  • The care is not provided in the UK;
  • The family member being cared for does not have dementia;
  • Do not speak or understand English.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02463734


Contacts
Contact: Deborah Oliveira 07463491670 deborah.oliveira@nottingham.ac.uk
Contact: Aimee Aubeeluck 01332 724 906 aimee.aubeeluck@nottingham.ac.uk

Locations
United Kingdom
Clinical Commissioning Group - Nottingham North & East GP practices Recruiting
Arnold, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG5 6LU
Contact: Paul Oliver    0800 028 3693      
Community Mental Health Services for Older People - Mansfield and Ashfield Memory Assessment Service Recruiting
Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG174JL
Contact: Ola Junaid    01623 403 278      
Clinical Commissioning Group - Newark and Sherwood GP practices Recruiting
Balderton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG24 3HJ
Contact: Mark Jefford    01636 594824    Sarah.Hardy@newarkandsherwoodccg.nhs.uk   
Clinical Commissioning Group - Mansfield and Ashfield GP practices Recruiting
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG21 OHJ
Contact: Raian Sheikh    0300 300 1234      
Community Mental Health Services for Older People - Newark and Sherwood Memory Assessment Service Recruiting
Newark, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG24 4DE
Contact: Ola Junaid    01636 685 951      
Clinical Commissioning Group - Bassetlaw GP practices Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, DN22 7XF
Contact: Stephen Kell    01777 274400    BASCCG.FOIRequests@nhs.net   
Clinical Commissioning Group - Nottingham City GP practices Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG1 6GN
Contact: Hugh Porter    0115 845 4545      
Clinical Commissioning Group - Rushcliffe GP practices Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG11 6LQ
Contact: Jeremy Griffiths    0115 8837880    mail@rushcliffeccg.nhs.uk   
Community Mental Health Services for Older People - Rushcliffe Memory Assessment Service Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG2 6PR
Contact: Ola Junaid    0115 883 7417      
Community Mental Health Services for Older People - City Memory Assessment Service Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG5 1PB
Contact: Ola Junaid    0115 955 5419      
Community Mental Health Services for Older People - Gedling and Huckanall Memory Assessment Service Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG5 1PB
Contact: Ola Junaid    0115 969 1169 ext 54702      
Community Mental Health Services for Older People - Brostowe Memory Assessment Service Recruiting
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG9 8DB
Contact: Ola Junaid    0115 956 0813      
Clinical Commissioning Group - Nottingham West GP practices Recruiting
Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG9 8DB
Contact: Guy Mansford    0115 8835100    nottingham.west@nottinghamwestccg.nhs.uk   
Community Mental Health Services for Older People - Bassetlaw Memory Assessment Service Recruiting
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, S810BD
Contact: Ola Junaid    01909 502 408      
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nottingham
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aimee Aubeeluck Associate Professor

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Responsible Party: University of Nottingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02463734     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15045
302813-5 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: CAPES Brazil )
First Posted: June 4, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders