DRIE - Dehydration Recognition

in our Elders

Advisory Groups

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.

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. : Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to participate please contact the lead researcher:

Dr. Lee Hooper,
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia,
Norwich NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, UK
Phone (mobile): 0781 391 7444
Email: l.hooper@uea.ac.uk

If anything goes wrong, or you have any worries or complaints about the conduct of the research please contact Lee or Sue Steel, the study sponsor, on 01603 591486 or email sue.steel@uea.ac.uk