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The Public's Perception of the Plausibility of Dementia Risk Factors Is Not Influenced by Scientific Evidence

Low, Lee- Fay; Anstey, Kaarin


Background/Aim: The public know little about risk factors for dementia. The aim of this study was to explore belief structures underlying how plausible risk factors for dementia appear to the general public. Methods: Two thousand members of the Australian public were surveyed by telephone on their beliefs regarding dementia risk factors. Factor analysis was performed on 17 modifiable behaviours that were rated by participants as increasing, not changing or decreasing the risk of dementia....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
DOI: 10.1159/000099038


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