The DRIE study is informed by advisory groups of older people living in residential care, and advisory groups of care staff.
During the whole 3 years of the DRIE study we are working with groups of
older people living in residential care, and groups of care
staff, to inform the research, discuss issues around dehydration, provide insights on the
analyses and results as they emerge from their unique perspectives.
These advisory groups discussed the results of the systematic review, helped to plan the DRIE-2, worked with us to assess and minimise the invasiveness (and maximise the practicality) of the 3-stage dehydration assessment tool and be involved in interpreting and disseminating the results. The groups work with Diane and Lee to help keep the research grounded in the reality of care home life, ensure the research examines important issues, draws sensible conclusions and plans strong and relevant future research.
For more information about the advisory groups please see the Advisory Group participant sheet.