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A Self-management App for People Living With Mild Dementia (PRIDE): Protocol for a Pre-Post Feasibility Study

Lee, Abigail Rebecca; McDermott, Orii; Guo, Boliang; Roe, James; Orrell, Martin

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Abigail Rebecca Lee

Associate Professor

Research Fellow

Director - Institute of Mental Health


Background: With the rapid increase in the prevalence of dementia in the United Kingdom and beyond, the emotional, social, and economic burden on individuals, families, and health care services continues to rise. Currently, interventions that enable people living with dementia to better manage their condition and achieve a good quality of life are needed. Objective: This study aimed to explore how the Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE) app can promote and support the self-management of people living with mild dementia. Methods: Feasibility of a pre-post study design incorporating the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance framework will be studied. We will use up to 6 National Health Service Trusts as research sites and the Join Dementia Research website and accept self-referrals to recruit 60 to 90 people living with mild dementia. Participants will complete the PRIDE app intervention over 8 weeks with support from a dementia adviser facilitator. Measures exploring mood, physical well-being, and quality of life will be collected at baseline and at follow-ups at 3 and 6 months. Facilitators and National Health Service staff will be invited to complete interviews shortly after the intervention phase. Results: Data collection began in June 2021 and is predicted to cease by the end of August 2022. Analysis of the quantitative measures will explore the impact of the PRIDE app on participants' independence, mood, and quality of life. Interview data will discuss participant experiences, how the use of the app affected them, and if it has the potential to be successfully implemented and maintained in dementia services. Conclusions: This study will show the potential reach, effectiveness, and adoption of the PRIDE app intervention in the lives of people with mild dementia. The findings from this study will inform future research on the PRIDE app and any further developments to improve its effectiveness.


Lee, A. R., McDermott, O., Guo, B., Roe, J., & Orrell, M. (2022). A Self-management App for People Living With Mild Dementia (PRIDE): Protocol for a Pre-Post Feasibility Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(7), Article e33881.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 22, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 27, 2022
Publication Date Jul 1, 2022
Deposit Date Apr 25, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 1, 2022
Journal JMIR Research Protocols
Print ISSN 1929-0748
Electronic ISSN 1929-0748
Publisher JMIR Publications Inc.
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 7
Article Number e33881
Keywords General Medicine
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