Valutazione della percezione dell'efficacia dei trattamenti antidemenza in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation fo the perceived effectiveness of antidementia treatments in Italy

Carlotta Franchi, Francesca Arosio, Djade Codjo Djignefa, Gabriella Salvini Porro, Alessandro Nobili

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▶Aim. The aim fo the study was to collect the opinions of dementia caregivers to assess their expectations and perception of dementia treatment effectiveness. ▶Methods. We interviewed dementia caregivers by use of a questionnaire published on the Federazione Alzheimer Italia website. The questionnaire was divided in three sections: 1) information on the dementia patient; 2) information on perception of dementia treatment effectiveness; 3) information on caregivers. ▶Results. During the three months of access time, 439 questionnaires were completed and 369 were approved for the study. Of these, 329 collected information on caregivers. Out of the patients, 76% had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, 73% were female, and the mean age was 77 years. Of the caregivers, 67% were female and the average age was 47 years. The overall mean score of the perceived effect of dementia drugs was low: 1.6, IC 95% 1,4-1,8. Caregivers' specific expectations and criticisms concerning treatment effectiveness and changes in their lifestyles were identified. ▶Conclusions. This study collected informations from a large cohort of caregivers on their perceptions of dementia treatment and highlights the need to find a pharmaceutical treatment to ensure a resolution of symptoms and improve outcomes of dementia.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalRicerca e Pratica
Volume28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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Italy
Dementia
Caregivers
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Life Style
Alzheimer Disease
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Franchi, C., Arosio, F., Djignefa, D. C., Porro, G. S., & Nobili, A. (2012). Valutazione della percezione dell'efficacia dei trattamenti antidemenza in Italia. Ricerca e Pratica, 28(4), 149-159.

Valutazione della percezione dell'efficacia dei trattamenti antidemenza in Italia. / Franchi, Carlotta; Arosio, Francesca; Djignefa, Djade Codjo; Porro, Gabriella Salvini; Nobili, Alessandro.

In: Ricerca e Pratica, Vol. 28, No. 4, 07.2012, p. 149-159.

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Franchi, C, Arosio, F, Djignefa, DC, Porro, GS & Nobili, A 2012, 'Valutazione della percezione dell'efficacia dei trattamenti antidemenza in Italia', Ricerca e Pratica, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 149-159.
Franchi, Carlotta ; Arosio, Francesca ; Djignefa, Djade Codjo ; Porro, Gabriella Salvini ; Nobili, Alessandro. / Valutazione della percezione dell'efficacia dei trattamenti antidemenza in Italia. In: Ricerca e Pratica. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 149-159.
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