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Table 2 Consultation features

From: Post-diagnostic allied health interventions for people with dementia in Australia: a spotlight on current practice

  N (%) or ẋ (SD)
Exercise (n = 620) Carer support (n = 250) Occupational therapy (n = 244)
Client age (years) 85.6 (9.5) 68.9 (11.3) 84.6 (9.6)
Female 372 (60%) 151 (60%) 142 (58%)
Consultation conducteda
 With person with dementia only 471 (76%) N/A 98 (40%)
 With carer only N/A 93 (44%) N/A
 With PwD and carer together 149 (24%) 120 (56%) 146 (60%)
Assessment completedb
 Home environment/equipment 0 (0%) 28 (11%) 99 (41%)
 Functioning (including falls, mobility) 379 (61%) 8 (8%) 85 (35%)
 Service needs/safety to remain at home 0 (0%) 72 (29%) 85 (35%)
 Cognition (including diagnostic assessment) 0 (0%) 78 (31%) 61 (25%)
 Driving 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (1%)
 Carer stress 0 (0%) 108 (43%) 10 (4%)
Resources providedb
 Written treatment/strategies/activity plan 333 (54%) 93 (37%) 65 (27%)
 Equipment prescription 60 (10%) 0 (0%) 115 (47%)
 Written psychoeducation 84 (14%) 38 (15%) 37 (15%)
 Referral 11 (2%) 128 (51%) 12 (5%)
 Carer education 192 (31%) 79 (32%)c 146 (60%)
Referrals providedb
 GP or medical specialist 2 (0.3%) 10 (4%) 0 (0%)
 Carer support/behaviour management 2 (0.3%) 80 (32%) 2 (0.8%)
 Respite 2 (0.3%) 23 (9%) 2 (0.8%)
 Another allied health service 2 (0.3%) 6 (2%) 3 (1%)
 Home care services 2 (0.3%) 33 (17%) 5 (2%)
  1. aCarer support n = 19 not reported
  2. bMay not add to 100% as clinicians may endorse more or less than one response
  3. cIncludes education regarding problem solving and strategies to manage changed behaviour