Interprofessional education in the care of people diagnosed with dementia : protocol for a systematic review

Pelone, Ferruccio, Reeves, Scott, Ioannides, Andreas, Emery, Claire, Titmarsh, Kumud, Jackson, Marcus, Hassenkamp, Anne Marie and Greenwood, Nan (2015) Interprofessional education in the care of people diagnosed with dementia : protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 5(4), e007490. ISSN (online) 2044-6055


INTRODUCTION: Interprofessional education (IPE) offers a possible way to improve interprofessional collaboration and patient care. Current research addressing the effectiveness of IPE in dementia care is limited. A protocol is described for a systematic review to investigate the evidence for the influence of IPE on collaborative knowledge and skills; interprofessional practice and the delivery of dementia care. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will search the following electronic databases: PubMed, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, PsycINFO CINAHL, Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), ERIC British Education Index (BEI) and the Healthcare Management Information Consortium (HMIC). Additional studies will be identified by manually searching relevant journals and the reference list of selected studies. The selection of the studies, data collection and quality appraisal will be performed independently by two reviewers. Data will be initially analysed through a narrative synthesis method. If a subset of data we analyse appears comparable, we will investigate the possibility of pooling such data via formal meta-analysis analytical techniques. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Ethics approval will not be required as this is a protocol for a systematic review. This systematic review aims to establish the effectiveness of IPE programmes on collaborative professional practice and the delivery of care for people with dementia. The findings of this systematic review may also identify specific gaps in the evidence informing a future agenda for research, policy and practice. It will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO CRD42014015075.

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