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Topic Suggestion Description

Date submitted: February 13, 2013

Briefly describe a specific question, or set of related questions, about a health care test or treatment that this program should consider.
People with memory problems should reduce their e xposure to video?
Does your question include a comparison of different health care approaches? (If no, your topic will still be considered.)
no
If yes, explain the specific technologies, devices, drugs, or interventions you would like to see compared:
What patients or group(s) of patients does your question apply to? (Please include specific details such as age range, gender, coexisting diagnoses, and indications for therapy.)
All
Are there subgroups of patients that your question might apply to? (For example, an ethnic group, stage or severity of a disease.)
No
Describe the health-related benefits you are interested in. (For example, improvements in patient symptoms or problems from treatment or diagnosis.)
Improved memory
Describe any health-related risks, side effects, or harms that you are concerned about.
None

Appropriateness for EHC Program

Does your question include a health care drug, intervention, device, or technology available (or likely to be available) in the U.S.?
unsure
Which priority area(s) and population(s) does this topic apply to? (check all that apply)
EHC Priority Conditions (updated in 2008)
  • Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease
AHRQ Priority Populations
Federal Health Care Program

Importance

Describe why this topic is important.
It effects a lot of people
What specifically motivated you to ask this question? (For example, you are developing a clinical guideline, working with a policy with large uncertainty about the appropriate approach, costly intervention, new research you have read, items in the media you may have seen, a clinical practice dilemma you know of, etc.)
Viewing the general population
Does your question represent uncertainty for clinicians and/or policy-makers? (For example, variations in clinical care, controversy in what constitutes appropriate clinical care, or a policy decision.)
yes
If yes, please explain:
It may change a diagnosis

Potential Impact

How will an answer to your research question be used or help inform decisions for you or your group?
Help in diagnosis
Describe the timeframe in which an answer to your question is needed.
Two years
Describe any health disparities, inequities, or impact on vulnerable populations your question applies to.
None

Nominator Information

Other Information About You: (optional)
Please choose a description that best describes your role or perspective: (you may select more than one category if appropriate)
  • Professional Society
Are you making a suggestion as an individual or on behalf of an organization?
Individual
Please tell us how you heard about the Effective Health Care Program
Web