The EPIC trial is a large multi-centre trial led by Professor Claire Surr at Leeds Beckett University that aimed to gain definitive evidence about the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping™ (DCM™) in reducing distressing behaviours such as agitation in care home residents. New results from the study outlines the barriers and facilitators to implementing DCM™ in care homes. These results are now available and free to access online.
The Dementia Care Mapping (DCM™) Enhancing Person-centred care in Care Homes (EPIC) clinical trial aimed to understand whether DCM™ reduced behaviours that are often associated with agitation for people living with dementia in care homes.
Written by Alys Griffiths, Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday June 27, 2018
My Research Project, Setting up a study -
dementia, ppi, research, Leeds
Nurse academics are embarking on what is believed to be the first major UK study to look at the relationship between staffing and the quality of care in residential and nursing homes.
We have all heard the old adages ‘Never work with children or animals’ or ‘mad dogs and Englishmen’ and I think that sometimes research in care homes and with people with dementia are often perceived similarly by fellow academics; just too difficult to do and only undertaken by the foolhardy.