Communication of Dementia Diagnoses: Physician Experiences and Developing Best Practices

Purpose

Share your experiences with giving dementia diagnoses.

We want to learn about healthcare provider experiences when giving diagnoses of dementia, including barriers and facilitators to giving dementia diagnoses, comfort with discussing dementia, and suggestions for optimal communication.

This study will be completed remotely. No in-person visits required.

This information will be used to help develop strategies for giving dementia diagnoses that reflect the challenges faced in daily clinical practice.

If you’re interested in learning more, please continue to read this webpage or contact the study coordinator, Noheli Gamez: 



What’s involved?

  • Volunteers will participate in a telephone interview about their experiences. Interviews will be scheduled at your convenience.
  • Interviews will last no longer than one hour.


Are you eligible?

To participate, you must be:

  • A healthcare provider who gives patients dementia diagnoses (rarely or commonly)
  • Fluent in English or Spanish
  • Able and willing to participate in a phone interview


Contact

If you’re interested in learning more or participating, please call or email the study coordinator, Noheli Gamez:



Funded by the Florida Department of Health Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program



Study Information Flyer

Age

18 to 65
65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Can be done from home

Yes

Keywords

Dementia, Dementia - what to ask your doctor

Principal Investigator

Contact Information

Noheli.gamez@neurology.ufl.edu

352-733-2419


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