Ms Kirsten Moore

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DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, former Scholarship Student (PhD)

Other roles / affiliations

Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, London; The University of Melbourne and the National Ageing Research Institute

Profile

 

Kirsten has commenced in a new role at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department in London.

"I am enjoying my new role involving research in palliative dementia care and being able to focus my research on the needs of family carers. It is great also being able to learn about a different health and aged care system."

 

Kirsten's completed PhD:

"Carers' perceptions of the role of Extended Aged Care at Home-Dementia packages"

Investigators: Kirsten Moore, Associate Professor Elizabeth Ozanne, Dr Briony Dow, Professor David Ames

Abstract:

To meet the needs of a growing population of people living with dementia, governments are focussing on providing community based care options as alternatives to more costly residential care. This qualitative study aims to explore the role of Extended Aged Care at Home-Dementia (EACH-D) packages as perceived by carers looking after a relative or friend with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The study will explore whether EACH-D packages are perceived as providing a viable alternative to residential care or provide a more transitional role in assisting acceptance of using residential care amongst family carers of people living with dementia. The research will involve face to face, in-depth interviews with family carers who are waiting for an EACH-D package (approximately 15 participants), currently receiving and one (approximately 15 participants), or were receiving one prior to placing their relative in residential care (approximately 15 participants). Participants will be followed up three months later by telephone to see whether their circumstances have changed. Participants will be offered up to three hours of in-home respite care to take part in the interview. Interviews will be audio recorded and transcribed. The study commenced in February 2009 and is due for completion in early 2012.

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