Implementation of the dutch meeting centres support program for people with dementia and their carers in milan

Process evaluation of the preparation phase

M. C. van der Sanden, E. Farina, F. L. Saibene, F. J M Meiland, R. M. Dröes, M. J. Westerman, Rabih Chattat

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background and Aims. The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for people with mild to moderately severe dementia and their carers proved effective in the Netherlands, and is now being implemented in other European countries. This study aimed to compare factors that at the preparation of two meeting centres in Italy were expected and experienced as facilitating or impeding implementation. Methods. At the start, stakeholders (n = 19) filled in a checklist on expected facilitators and barriers. After opening the centres, experienced facilitators and barriers were inventoried in semi-structured interviews (n = 13) and analysed by two independent researchers, using a Theoretical model on implementation. Additionally, minutes of the initiative group were investigated. Expected and experienced facilitators and barriers were compared. Results. In contrary to the expectations, the use of existing networks/collaboration between organizations facilitated the preparation phase. As expected, motivated stakeholders were facilitating. Shortening of the original time plan (for pragmatic reasons) was not expected, and made some preparatory tasks difficult to fulfil. Lack of Italian examples and cultural differences in working method made the realization of meeting centres difficult to imagine. Some experienced factors were not foreseen due to unexpected events. Conclusions. Most aspects of MCSP appeared well implementable in the Italian setting. Many factors were in line with the Dutch implementation study, new influencing factors were also found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume65
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Fingerprint

Caregivers
Dementia
Checklist
Netherlands
Italy
Theoretical Models
Research Personnel
Interviews

Keywords

  • Adaptive implementation
  • Carers
  • Dementia
  • Facilitators and barriers
  • Meeting centres support programme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

Cite this

Implementation of the dutch meeting centres support program for people with dementia and their carers in milan : Process evaluation of the preparation phase. / van der Sanden, M. C.; Farina, E.; Saibene, F. L.; Meiland, F. J M; Dröes, R. M.; Westerman, M. J.; Chattat, Rabih.

In: Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2017, p. 1-12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{c7a70b2aded6418289cac4541f74ead4,
title = "Implementation of the dutch meeting centres support program for people with dementia and their carers in milan: Process evaluation of the preparation phase",
abstract = "Background and Aims. The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for people with mild to moderately severe dementia and their carers proved effective in the Netherlands, and is now being implemented in other European countries. This study aimed to compare factors that at the preparation of two meeting centres in Italy were expected and experienced as facilitating or impeding implementation. Methods. At the start, stakeholders (n = 19) filled in a checklist on expected facilitators and barriers. After opening the centres, experienced facilitators and barriers were inventoried in semi-structured interviews (n = 13) and analysed by two independent researchers, using a Theoretical model on implementation. Additionally, minutes of the initiative group were investigated. Expected and experienced facilitators and barriers were compared. Results. In contrary to the expectations, the use of existing networks/collaboration between organizations facilitated the preparation phase. As expected, motivated stakeholders were facilitating. Shortening of the original time plan (for pragmatic reasons) was not expected, and made some preparatory tasks difficult to fulfil. Lack of Italian examples and cultural differences in working method made the realization of meeting centres difficult to imagine. Some experienced factors were not foreseen due to unexpected events. Conclusions. Most aspects of MCSP appeared well implementable in the Italian setting. Many factors were in line with the Dutch implementation study, new influencing factors were also found.",
keywords = "Adaptive implementation, Carers, Dementia, Facilitators and barriers, Meeting centres support programme",
author = "{van der Sanden}, {M. C.} and E. Farina and Saibene, {F. L.} and Meiland, {F. J M} and Dr{\"o}es, {R. M.} and Westerman, {M. J.} and Rabih Chattat",
year = "2017",
language = "English",
volume = "65",
pages = "1--12",
journal = "Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics",
issn = "2499-6564",
publisher = "Pacini Editore s.r.l.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Implementation of the dutch meeting centres support program for people with dementia and their carers in milan

T2 - Process evaluation of the preparation phase

AU - van der Sanden, M. C.

AU - Farina, E.

AU - Saibene, F. L.

AU - Meiland, F. J M

AU - Dröes, R. M.

AU - Westerman, M. J.

AU - Chattat, Rabih

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Background and Aims. The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for people with mild to moderately severe dementia and their carers proved effective in the Netherlands, and is now being implemented in other European countries. This study aimed to compare factors that at the preparation of two meeting centres in Italy were expected and experienced as facilitating or impeding implementation. Methods. At the start, stakeholders (n = 19) filled in a checklist on expected facilitators and barriers. After opening the centres, experienced facilitators and barriers were inventoried in semi-structured interviews (n = 13) and analysed by two independent researchers, using a Theoretical model on implementation. Additionally, minutes of the initiative group were investigated. Expected and experienced facilitators and barriers were compared. Results. In contrary to the expectations, the use of existing networks/collaboration between organizations facilitated the preparation phase. As expected, motivated stakeholders were facilitating. Shortening of the original time plan (for pragmatic reasons) was not expected, and made some preparatory tasks difficult to fulfil. Lack of Italian examples and cultural differences in working method made the realization of meeting centres difficult to imagine. Some experienced factors were not foreseen due to unexpected events. Conclusions. Most aspects of MCSP appeared well implementable in the Italian setting. Many factors were in line with the Dutch implementation study, new influencing factors were also found.

AB - Background and Aims. The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) for people with mild to moderately severe dementia and their carers proved effective in the Netherlands, and is now being implemented in other European countries. This study aimed to compare factors that at the preparation of two meeting centres in Italy were expected and experienced as facilitating or impeding implementation. Methods. At the start, stakeholders (n = 19) filled in a checklist on expected facilitators and barriers. After opening the centres, experienced facilitators and barriers were inventoried in semi-structured interviews (n = 13) and analysed by two independent researchers, using a Theoretical model on implementation. Additionally, minutes of the initiative group were investigated. Expected and experienced facilitators and barriers were compared. Results. In contrary to the expectations, the use of existing networks/collaboration between organizations facilitated the preparation phase. As expected, motivated stakeholders were facilitating. Shortening of the original time plan (for pragmatic reasons) was not expected, and made some preparatory tasks difficult to fulfil. Lack of Italian examples and cultural differences in working method made the realization of meeting centres difficult to imagine. Some experienced factors were not foreseen due to unexpected events. Conclusions. Most aspects of MCSP appeared well implementable in the Italian setting. Many factors were in line with the Dutch implementation study, new influencing factors were also found.

KW - Adaptive implementation

KW - Carers

KW - Dementia

KW - Facilitators and barriers

KW - Meeting centres support programme

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85016235031&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85016235031&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 65

SP - 1

EP - 12

JO - Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics

JF - Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics

SN - 2499-6564

IS - 1

ER -