DIFRID

Developing an Intervention for Fall-Related Injuries in Dementia

This 26 month study is being conducted by a multi-disciplinary research team based at Newcastle University and the University of East Anglia.  The overall aim is to assess through a series of work packages whether it is possible to design a complex intervention to improve the outcome of fall-related injuries in people with dementia living in their own homes.

The research will:

  • Review current evidence on managing fall-related injuries in dementia
  • Describe current care pathways and identify unmet needs
  • Explore the views of patients, carers and professionals on ways of improving services
  • Develop a new intervention
  • Pilot the new intervention to see whether it is feasible and acceptable in practice

Further details about the study, including the plain English summary and the scientific summary are available on the NIHR webiste: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hta/137802 

This research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme.