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Amy Backhouse

PhD Student

Kath Maguire

Amy began her PhD in December 2014 and aims to develop a feasible, acceptable and evidence-based complex intervention to improve the coordination and experience of care for people with dementia and their families/ carers. By integrating various components of care including physical, psychological and social aspects, the intervention will aim to improve health outcomes and reduce unnecessary costs.

Amy will develop a theoretical and empirically based prototype based on a mixed methods review of existing literature. Through in-depth interviews, Amy will ascertain the views of a range of stakeholders on the design of the prototype intervention, the likely acceptability and utility of the different components, and the feasibility of its implementation. The final stage of the PhD will be the conduction of a feasibility study to test the acceptability and normalization potential of the complex intervention for people with dementia, their carers, health and social care professionals delivering the intervention, and providers and commissioners of integrated care. Prior to starting her PhD, Amy worked as an Associate Research Fellow within the Complex Interventions Research Group at the University of Exeter Medical School.

To find out more, please visit the PhD project page.

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Feb
27

'Creating Engaging Oral Communications'

Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F1.

This seminar aims to explore how to create engaging oral presentations. Jointly delivered by Michelle Ryan from the...
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Mar
06

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Supporting older people to manage their medicines: a scoping review of medicine self-management tools

Theme: Person-Centred Care

A scoping review that aims to identify what tools or resources are available for older...
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