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Dementia Stigma Reduction (DESeRvE): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of an online intervention program to reduce dementia-related public stigma

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Kim, S ORCID: 0000-0003-4869-9255, Werner, C, Richardson, A and Anstey, KJ 2019 , 'Dementia Stigma Reduction (DESeRvE): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of an online intervention program to reduce dementia-related public stigma' , Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 14 , pp. 1-5 , doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100351.

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Abstract

Background: Dementia is considered to be a highly stigmatized condition leading to significant negative effectson the health and well-being of people with dementia and people supporting someone living with dementia.Even though there has been an increasing amount of research on dementia-related stigma over the past twodecades, research on effective, evidence-based approaches to reduce dementia-related public stigma is stilllacking.Methods: A 2 × 2 factorial randomized controlled trial (RCT) is being conducted to evaluate the feasibility andshort-term efficacy of an online intervention program. It compares different approaches to reduce dementiarelated public stigma: 1) Education (ED) that is designed to provide written information on dementia; 2) Contact(CT) that is designed to offer indirect virtual contact with people with dementia and/or people supportingsomeone with dementia; 3) Education plus contact (ED + CT) that is designed to provide both written information on dementia and indirect virtual contact with people with dementia and/or people supportingsomeone living with dementia; and 4) an active control condition receiving written information on generalhealth. We aim to recruit 500 lay persons aged 40 and over, to complete a questionnaire measuring the level ofdementia-related public stigma, assessed with a modified Attribution Questionnaire and dementia knowledge,assessed with the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale version 2 at baseline and follow-up assessments (immediately after the intervention and 12 weeks post-intervention).Discussion: Results from this trial will provide evidence on the most effective approach in reducing dementiarelated public stigma. The results are also likely to form an evidence base for the feasibility of dementia-relatedpublic stigma campaigns to educate the general public.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kim, S and Werner, C and Richardson, A and Anstey, KJ
Keywords: RCT, Dementia, Online, Stigma
Journal or Publication Title: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
ISSN: 2451-8654
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100351
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© 2019 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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