Is there a role for gait aids to improve stability and reduce falls risk for older people with dementia? (Informal carer survey)

Occurring Dates
to
Participant Duration
Once-off for 15 minutes to complete an online survey
State of study
Western Australia
Victoria
Overview

The aim of the survey is to understand your experience and opinions about use of walking aids (e.g. walking stick, cane, walking frame) by older people with dementia, ultimately aiming to reduce the high falls risk, and improve safety and quality of life for people with dementia.

You will be eligible to participate in the survey if you are an informal carer of an older person with dementia. The informal carer can be a spouse, adult child, other relative, neighbour or friend who co-resides or lives away from the care recipient.
You are not eligible to participate in the survey if you are under 18 years of age or you are a paid carer (this excludes carers’ allowance).

Completing the questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes. At the end of the survey, there is an option to express your wish to be contacted for the final phase of the research (a home-based walking aid training program for people with dementia). Otherwise, there will be no follow-up after the survey.

The survey is anonymous and is completed online (15 minutes). If you wish to take part in this survey, the link is https://monash.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5srYWV0nFvPLdJP

Further information

If you would like further information regarding any aspect of this project, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Angel Lee on 0421 136 625 or email: [email protected].

This survey has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committees of Monash University (approval ID:23238), Curtin University (approval ID: HRE2020-0118) and Bolton Clarke (approval ID:216).

Study Address
School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Moorooduc Highway, Frankston, VIC 3199
Full Name
Angel Lee
Institute
Monash University
Phone Number
0421 136 625