Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (GNT9100000)
Received: 23 August 2017
Accepted: 16 December 2017
First Online: 12 January 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study has received ethical approval from the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 0781) and the Helping Hand Research Ethics Review Panel. Written informed consent will be obtained from eligible residents who have the capacity to consent to study involvement. Written consent to participate will be sought from the resident’s guardian, next of kin or significant other when the resident is unable to provide written informed consent to participate. This research will be conducted in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. All study procedures will be conducted according to principles for involving people with cognitive impairment in research, as outlined in the Australian National Statement for Ethical Conduct in Human Research [CitationRef removed]. Data collected as part of this study will be treated confidentially and stored securely at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University for a minimum of 15 years after publication of results in accordance with Monash University guidelines for medical research involving clinical trials. If electronic transfer between researchers is necessary, this will be performed using a secure transfer system and only de-identified information will be electronically transferred. Participants will not be identified in any published results.
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: The authors declare the following: this study was funded through the NHMRC Partnership Centre on Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre), and the aged care provider organisation involved in this research is one of the funding partners of the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. JI is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. EYHC is supported by a postgraduate research scholarship funded through the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. MC, JVE, MH and TCaporale are employed by the organisation providing residential aged care services to study participants. The organisations employing TCaporale and SE were subcontracted by Monash University to recruit residents and deliver the intervention, respectively. AP is a member of the aged care provider organisation’s Consumer and Carer Reference Group and a member of the Auxiliary for an RACF participating in the study. There are no other competing interests to declare.
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