Process evaluation of the New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study (NIDUS) Family stream randomised controlled trial: protocol

Wyman, Danielle L., Butler, Laurie T., Cooper, Claudia, Bright, Peter, Morgan-Trimmer, Sarah and Barber, Julie (2022) Process evaluation of the New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study (NIDUS) Family stream randomised controlled trial: protocol. BMJ Open, 12. ISSN 2044-6055

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Introduction New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study (NIDUS)-Family is an Alzheimer’s Society funded new manualised, multimodal psychosocial intervention to support people living with dementia (PLWD) to achieve goals that they and their family carers set, towards living as independently and as well as possible at home for longer. This process evaluation will be embedded within the NIDUS- Family Randomised Controlled Trial intervention-arm (n=199), testing how the intervention influences change, as measured by goal attainment. The evaluation will test, refine and develop the NIDUS-Family theoretical model, associated causal assumptions and logic model to identify key mechanisms of impact, implementation and contextual factors influencing the intervention’s effectiveness. Findings will inform how the programme is implemented in practice. Methods and analysis The process evaluation will be theory driven and apply a convergent mixed-methods design. Dyads (PLWD and family carer) will be purposively sampled based on high or low Goal Attainment Scaling scores (trial primary outcome). Qualitative interviews with dyads (approx. n=30) and their respective facilitators post-trial will explore their experiences of receiving and delivering the intervention. Interviews will be iteratively thematically analysed. Matching observational quantitative data will be collected concurrently from videorecordings and/or audiorecordings of NIDUS-Family dyad trial sessions. Further quantitative data will be collected through an acceptability questionnaire for all intervention-arm dyads (n=199). Mixed-method integration will use an interactive analysis strategy, considering qualitative and quantitative findings through mixed-method matrix for dyadic level ‘case studies’, and a joint display for ‘population’ level analysis and interpretation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Dementia study, Independence
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Catherine Pearson
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 15:45
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2022 15:45

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