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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Armstrong MJ, Gamez N, Alliance S
Research priorities of caregivers and individuals with dementia with Lewy bodies: an interview study.
The authors investigated the research priorities of individuals and caregivers living with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Through telephone interviews, they found that individuals with DLB and caregivers identified research needs and highlighted DLB symptoms needing additional research. They recommended that funding be informed by the priorities of all relevant stakeholders and support research investigating causes, natural history, biomarkers, and treatment in addition to research targeting themes regarding living with disease.
Citation: Armstrong MJ, Gamez N, Alliance S . Research priorities of caregivers and individuals with dementia with Lewy bodies: an interview study. PLoS One 2020 Oct 7;15(10):e0239279. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239279..
Keywords: Caregiving, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Patient and Family Engagement, Elderly, Research Methodologies
Munger Clary HM, Croxton RD, Allan J
Who is willing to participate in research? A screening model for an anxiety and depression trial in the epilepsy clinic.
This study assessed the willingness of epilepsy patients positively screened for anxiety and/or depression to participate in a research study. A total of 199 patients screened positively during a routine epilepsy screening visit and 154 (77.4%) opted-in for further research assessment. Nearly half of those 199 individuals were already being treated for anxiety and/or depression, with 46.7% receiving neither antidepressants or therapy. Higher depression scores and current treatment were independently associated with opting in. One-quarter reported a past psychiatric hospitalization, but only half of those individuals were currently receiving mental health specialty care.
Citation: Munger Clary HM, Croxton RD, Allan J . Who is willing to participate in research? A screening model for an anxiety and depression trial in the epilepsy clinic. Epilepsy Behav 2020 Mar;104(Pt A):106907. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.106907..
Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Health, Neurological Disorders, Chronic Conditions, Screening, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Health Services Research (HSR), Research Methodologies