A systematic meta-review of self-management support for people with dementia

Judith G. Huis in het Veld, Renate Verkaik, Berno van Meijel, Anneke L. Francke

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Abstract

Self-management support for people with dementia is important to help them and their family caregivers to cope with challenges in daily live. Insight into the effects of self-management support interventions on people with dementia is however lacking, despite existing relevant systematic reviews. We therefore conducted a meta-review of relevant systematic reviews, following the PRISMA statement. Systematic literature searches were conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, Embase and PsycINFO. The searches were done in December 2015, and all relevant references until then were taken into consideration. No conclusions about the effects of self-management support interventions on people with dementia could be drawn. Recommendations for future research and practice include that self-management support interventions and effect measurements should be wider in scope than psychological well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-269
Number of pages17
JournalDementia
Volume19
Issue number2
Early online date2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

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