Carer involvement in the general hospital care of people with dementia: developing a framework for planning and implementing practices that meet the needs of patients, carers and staff.

Award Number
Award Type
Doctoral Research Fellowship
NIHR Fellowships
Status / Stage
2 October 2009 -
1 July 2015
Duration (calculated)
05 years 08 months
Funding Amount
Funder/Grant study page
Contracted Centre
University of Leeds
Principal Investigator
Dr Rachael Kelley
PI Contact
WHO Catergories
Methodologies and approaches for risk reduction research
Models across the continuum of care
Tools and methodologies for interventions
Disease Type
Dementia (Unspecified)

CPEC Review Info
Reference ID154
ResearcherReside Team


Award NumberDRF-2009-02-85
Status / StageCompleted
Start Date20091002
End Date20150701
Duration (calculated) 05 years 08 months
Funder/Grant study pageNIHR
Contracted CentreUniversity of Leeds
Funding Amount£236,105.00


Dementia is common in general hospitals but care is often poorly managed. Involving carers in care planning and delivery could help to improve care, but there is no consensus on what carer involvement means, or on preferences for involvement. This research will use quantitative and qualitative methods to explore carer involvement (preferred and actual) among patients, carers and staff, and methods of promoting satisfactory involvement. Outputs from the research will be developed into a framework to inform the planning and implementation of carer involvement practices that meet the needs of patients, carers and staff.