Survey of health and social-health services for people with dementia: methodology of the Italian national project

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People with dementia have special assistance needs. Worldwide problem is to ensure access to quality health services. Our study, supported by the Italian Ministry of Health, reports methodology features of a large survey project conduct to identify and to collect information on health and social health services for people with dementia in Italy. Among all Italian regions, about two thousand services available to individuals with dementia disease and their caregivers were identified as memory clinics, daycare centers and residential care facilities, totally or partially covered by the public healthcare service. A survey questionnaire was designed to collect information and a web-platform system was developed to manage data from all services. Of note, the web-platform was capable to display surveyed services as an on-line map implemented and regularly updated, easily accessible from the Dementia Observatory website (www.iss.it/demenza).
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Alessandra Di Pucchio - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome

Teresa Di Fiandra - Ministero della Salute, Rome

Fabrizio Marzolini - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome

Eleonora Lacorte - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome

SQoDS Group - *Members of the Survey Questionnaire on Dementia Services Group (SQoDS Group): • Carlotta Bagaglia, Fondazione Angelo Celli per una Cultura della Salute, Perugia, Italy; • Luigina Ferrigno, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy • Carlotta Franchi, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, IRCCS, Milano, Italy; • Marina Gasparini, Clinica della Memoria, Dipartimento di Neurologia e Psichiatria, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy • Luigi Michetti, Associazione Malati Alzheimer Abruzzo Onlus; • Alessandro Nobili, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, IRCCS, Milano, Italy; • Chiara Polcri, Fondazione Angelo Celli per una Cultura della Salute, Perugia, Italy • Silvia Scalmana, Direzione Regionale Salute e Politiche Sociali, Regione Lazio, Italy

Nicola Vanacore - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome

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Di Pucchio, A., Di Fiandra, T., Marzolini, F., Lacorte, E., Group, S., & Vanacore, N. (2017). Survey of health and social-health services for people with dementia: methodology of the Italian national project. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 53(3), 246-252. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/532
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