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Table 7 Professional care providers level of education in the category Screening, the diagnostic procedures, treatment of dementia

From: Dementia care and service systems – a mapping system tested in nine Swedish municipalities

   ISCED level 7: Master’s or equivalent, vocational ISCED level 6:
Bachelor’s or equivalent, vocational
ISCED level 5: Short-cycle tertiary education, vocational ISCED level 4:
Post-secondary
non-tertiary, vocational
ISCED level 3:
Upper secondary, vocational
Dementia screening programme/“case finding”: Carried out in primary care with the aim of detecting dementia at early stages. Different assessment tools might be used. 1      
2 GP RN    
3      
4 GP RN dem    
5 GP, MD psych, RN, RN dem    
6      
7 GP, MD ger RN, RN dem, RN distr, OT   LPN  
8 GP, OT     
9 GP     
Standard diagnostic procedure for dementia disease: National standard diagnostic procedure applied in accordance. 1 GP, MD ger, Psychologist RN dem, RN distr, OT, SW    
2 GP RN distr    
3 GP RN, RN dem, RN comm    
4      
5 GP, MD psych, RN dem, RN distr    
6 GP RN    
7 GP RN, RN distr, OT    
8 GP     
9 GP OT    
Pharmacological treatment specific for dementia disease: Medication of cognitive symptoms, for instance Cholinesterase Inhibitors for improvement of cognition (memory, language). ATC code N06D [30]. 1 GP, MD ger     
2 GP RN    
3 GP, MD psych, MD neuro     
4 GP RN    
5 GP, MD psych,     
6 GP     
7 GP     
8 GP     
9 GP     
Non-pharmacological treatment: Treatment – not pharmacological, for instance orientation to reality, reminiscence therapy, tactile massage, cognitive stimulation etc. 1     LPN, LPN dem  
2   OT   LPN, LPN activity  
3     LPN SW-Ass
4   RN, RN dem, SW, OT, PT   LPN  
5   RN, RN dem, SW   LPN  
6   RN, RN dem, RN distr, SW   LPN  
7     LPN  
8     LPN  
9      
Pharmacological treatment specific for Behavioural Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): Pharmacological treatment of non-cognitive symptoms and behaviours, psychotropic drugs for aggressive behaviour [31].
ATC code N05 [30].
1 GP, MD ger.     
2   RN, RN-distr, RN-psych.    
3 GP, MD psych.     
4 GP, MD ger. RN-dem, SW    
5 GP, MD psych,     
6 GP     
7 GP     
8 GP     
9 GP     
Non-pharmacological treatment specific for BPSD: Treatment - not pharmacological, for instance environmental modification, massage, presence of pets, selected music, distraction etc. [23]. 1   RN, RN-dem, dist, elderly   LPN, LPN activity.  
2     LPN, LPN activity. Ass-N
3   OT   LPN, LPN activity. Ass-N
4 GP, MD ger. RN-dem, SW, OT, FT    
5   RN, RN-dem, RN-psych.    
6   RN, RN-dem, −dist, SW, OT   LPN  
7     LPN  
8     LPN  
9     LPN Ass-N
Memory clinic: Outpatient clinic for examination and treatment of memory impairments, not only suspected dementia diseases. 1 MD ger, Psychologist RN dem, OT, SW    
2      
3 MD psych, RN, RN-psych    
4      
5 MD psych, RN-psych    
6 GP, MD ger, MD psych, RN, RN-psych   LPN  
7 MD psych, Psychologist RN-psych, OT    
8 GP     
9 MD ger.     
  1. ISCED International Standard Classification of Education [11]
  2. For abbreviations of professional titles and qualifications, see Table 2