• Exploring the potential for secondary uses of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) data for improving the quality of dementia care

      Khalid, Shehla; Surr, Claire A.; Neagu, Daniel; Small, Neil A. (2019-04)
      The reuse of existing datasets to identify mechanisms for improving healthcare quality has been widely encouraged. There has been limited application within dementia care. Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an observational tool in widespread use, predominantly to assess and improve quality of care in single organisations. DCM data has the potential to be used for secondary purposes to improve quality of care. However, its suitability for such use requires careful evaluation. This study conducted in-depth interviews with 29 DCM users to identify issues, concerns and challenges regarding the secondary use of DCM data. Data was analysed using modified Grounded Theory. Major themes identified included the need to collect complimentary contextual data in addition to DCM data, to reassure users regarding ethical issues associated with storage and reuse of care related data and the need to assess and specify data quality for any data that might be available for secondary analysis.
    • A study proposing a data model for a dementia care mapping (DCM) data warehouse for potential secondary uses of dementia care data

      Khalid, Shehla; Small, Neil A.; Neagu, Daniel; Surr, C. (2019-01-01)
      Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited. There is growing emphasis on sharing and reusing dementia care-related datasets to improve the quality of dementia care. Consequently, there is a need to develop data management solutions for collecting, integrating and storing these data in formats that enhance opportunities for reuse. Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an observational tool that is in widespread use internationally. It produces rich, evidence-based data on dementia care quality. Currently, that data is primarily used locally, within dementia care services, to assess and improve quality of care. Information-rich DCM data provides opportunities for secondary use including research into improving the quality of dementia care. But an effective data management solution is required to facilitate this. A rationale for the warehousing of DCM data as a technical data management solution is suggested. The authors also propose a data model for a DCM data warehouse and present user-identified challenges for reusing DCM data within a warehouse.