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Table 1 Treatment support protocol

From: Behavioural activation written self-help to improve mood, wellbeing and quality of life in people with dementia supported by informal carers (PROMOTE): a study protocol for a single-arm feasibility study

Session number Attendees Method of support Session content Session duration (min)
1 Person with dementia; informal carer; PWP Face-to-face Problem focused assessment to identify the main difficulties with mood and wellbeing experienced by the person with dementia and to introduce the BA approach. The informal carer will also be present to act as an informant if required. 50
2 Person with dementia; informal carer; PWP Face-to-face A setting up support session to help establish the protocol for supporting the BA self-help intervention. The rationale for the BA intervention is discussed alongside the procedure for the carer to provide on-going support to the person with dementia. 40
3–11 (maximum) Informal carer; PWP Telephone Minimal contact telephone ‘check-ins’ to check progress made with the intervention, problem solve any difficulties experienced with using the workbook, agree next steps and provide on-going encouragement in the use of the BA self-help workbooks. Up to 15
12 Person with dementia; informal carer; PWP Face-to-face Relapse prevention and provision of information to enhance on-going signposting to appropriate health and social care organisations as needed. 40