Developing a core outcome set for people living with dementia at home in their neighbourhoods and communities: Study protocol for use in the evaluation of non-pharmacological community-based health and social care interventions

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Background: The key aim of the study is to establish an agreed standardised core outcome set (COS) for use when evaluating non-pharmacological health and social care interventions for people living at home with dementia. Methods/design: Drawing on the guidance and approaches of the Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET), this study uses a four-phase mixed-methods design: 1 Focus groups and interviews with key stakeholder groups (people living with dementia, care partners, relevant health and social care professionals, researchers and policymakers) and a review of the literature will be undertaken to build a long list of outcomes. Discussion: To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to use a modified Delphi process to involve people living with dementia as a participant group. Though the study is confined to collecting data in the United Kingdom, use of the COS by researchers will enhance the comparability of studies evaluating non-pharmacological and community-based interventions. Trial registration: The study is registered on the COMET initiative, registered in 2014 at

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Original languageEnglish
Article number247
Issue number1
Early online date24 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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