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Table 1 Presence of indicators in needs-assessment

From: Exploring the usefulness of indicators for referring people with dementia and their informal caregivers to activating interventions: a qualitative analysis of needs assessments

Indicators Present
1. Need for activities
 1 The PWD has a need for a meaningful occupational routine 14
 2 The CG has a need for advice how to cope with the behavior of the PWD 9
 3 The CG has a need for support in how to assist or instruct the PWD to perform activities 6
 4 The CG has a need for more insight into the capacities of the PWD, what he or she is able to do 1
2. Timing and openness for change.
 1 The dyad is informed sufficiently about the consequences of dementia for daily life 4
 2 The CG has an understanding of the consequences of dementia for the daily activities of the PWD 2
 3 The dyad has a pro-active attitude, they want to anticipate themselves on future situations 7
 4 The dyad wants to counteract decline actively as much as possible
 5 The dyad is not focused on limitations, but on possibilities 9
 6 The dyad wants to strongly maintain their current way of living 3
 7 The PWD still has the capacity to cut out with routines (e.g. use a memory-aid)
 8 The CG is able to put energy into coping with a new approach, is not overburdened 1
3. Lifestyle
 1 The dyad or one of them (PWD or CG) has or had an active lifestyle 8
 2 The PWD and/or CG likes physical activity 15
 3 The PWD and/or CG likes doing sports, in an institutional (group) setting or as a routine (running, bicycling) 6
 4 The PWD and/or CG is used to sport 5
 5 The PWD and/or CG likes outings like shopping or making a visit 9
4. Apart or together
 1 The PWD is/is not accustomed to spend time alone
 2 The PWD depends a lot/ limited on CG during the day 7
 3 The PWD likes to have enjoyable shared activities with CG 3
 4 The CG has a need for enjoyable shared activities with PWD 6
 5 The CG has a strong/limited need for his or her own activities 8
 6 The CG has a need for more time for his or her own life 10
5. Meaning of activities
 1 The PWD has a strong/limited need for something to do for passing time, See 1.1. 14
 2 The PWD has a strong/limited need for physical activity, See 3.2. 15
 3 The PWD has a strong/limited need for social contacts 5
 4 The PWD has a strong/limited need for self-sufficiency 7
 5 The PWD has a strong/limited need for positive experiences
 6 The PWD will benefit from adaptations or assistive devices for physical limitations 8
 7 The CG has a need for advice about safety at home 2
 8 The CG has a need for advice about safety outside 2
  1. PWD person with dementia, CG caregiver