Help Seeking Intentions for Early Dementia Diagnosis in a Sample of Irish Adults

In a mixed methods study using the theory of planned behaviour, Devoy & Simpson (2017) set out to identify factors that might increase help seeking intentions for an early dementia diagnosis. Three focus groups informed the development of a quantitative questionnaire administered to 95 community dwelling adults aged 50-69 years. They found good knowledge of dementia but poor knowledge of post diagnosis support. Fear, stigma and shame were identified as barriers to help seeking behaviours while family friends and peers were considered the most likely to support help seeking behaviour. The main predictors of help seeking intentions for early diagnosis were found to be indirect measures of subjective norms and knowledge of dementia.
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Help Seeking Intentions for Early Dementia Diagnosis in a Sample of Irish Adults
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Devoy, S. and Simpson, E.E.A (2017) Help Seeking Intentions for Early Dementia Diagnosis in a Sample of Irish Adults, Aging & Mental Health, 21 (8)