Managing agitation and raising quality of life (MARQUE) qualitative interviews

Published: 14 August 2019| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/w9z3sbj6bp.2
Anne Laybourne


These data are 22 semi-structured interviews with health care professionals in both hospital and care home setting focusing on dementia care. Caring for people living with severe dementia was the focus. The aim of the research to enhance our understanding of agitation in people with dementia who may also be unwell. Interviews show how staff interpret agitation in people nearing the end of life, how this impacted on how they responded and on the quality of care received by the individual. Data were gathered using a semi-structured interview schedule, all face-to-face at their place of work.



University College London


Hospital Care, Dementia, Nursing Home Care, Elderly Patient, Care of Older People