This project is a national sample survey of AAFP active members who spend at least 50% of their time in direct patient care and reside in the United States. The goal of the study is to investigate the practice patterns, beliefs, concerns, and perceived need of family physicians that treat patients with dementia.
Objectives addressed in this research:
This project was conducted from October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.
This project has been completed. Check back for key findings and publications.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
AAFP National Research Network
Poster presentation, Annual Conference of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Rio Grande, PR. November 16, 2008.
This research provides evidence of how family physicians respond to patients with suspected dementia. Information is provided related to screening, diagnosis, referral, and providing care to patients with dementia. These topics will take on greater urgency for family medicine and communities as U.S. baby boomers continue to age.
Practice Patterns, Beliefs, and Perceived Barriers to Care Regarding Dementia: A Report from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Research Network.(9 page PDF) Thomas V. Stewart, Natalia Loskutova, James M. Galliher, Gregg A. Warshaw, Letoynia J. Coombs, Elizabeth W. Staton, Jessica M. Huff, and Wilson D. Pace. J Am Board Fam Med March-April 2014; 27:275-283; doi:10.3122/jabfm.2014.02.120284
This was funded by a grant from Forrest Laboratories, Inc.
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Dementia Treatment - Investigating the Practice Patterns, Beliefs, Concerns, and Perceived Needs of Family Physicians