Achieving QUality and Effectiveness in Dementia Using Crisis Teams (AQUEDUCT): An RCT of a resource kit for teams managing crisis in dementia

What is this study about?

The AQUEDUCT programme aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of care for people with dementia experiencing a mental health crisis. The programme overall is comprised of three separate work packages. This Work Package 3 will evaluate via a randomised controlled trial (RCT) an intervention consisting of an online resource kit (developed in Work Packages 1 and 2) for use by Teams Managing Crisis in Dementia (TMCDs) to inform impact on hospital admissions and costs, and the experience of people with dementia and carers receiving input as well as TMCD practitioners using the resource kit

Who can take part?

Teams managing mental health crises in dementia in community settings (already being recruited as all staff in these teams are encouraged to take part), and practitioners, people with dementia and carers associated with these TMCDs.

What is involved?

The TMCD team have been allocated to the intervention arm and, as such, will be being trained by the study team to use an online resource kit aimed at filling the gaps in current best practice and staff knowledge when responding to crisis in dementia.

How to get involved?

To get involved, you must be a patient facing member of staff within the recruited TMCD teams, which are the Intensive Home Treatment and Intensive Care Home Treatment teams at LYPFT. Or you must be a patient/carer known to these teams and able to take part in an interview on your experience of the team’s crisis management by lived experience.