Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults

Background
Name of your initiative: 
Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults
Short name (acronym): 
Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults
Website title and address: 
http://www.muistiturku.fi/
Which organization is submitting this initiative?: 
Varsinais-Suomen Muistiyhdistys / Memory Association of Varsinais-Suomi
Please specify in which regions/provinces: 
SUOMI / FINLANDMANNER-SUOMI
City: 
Turku
Where is this organization located?: 
Finland
Please enter the name of the contact person for this initiative: 
Minna Rosendahl
Please enter the email of the contact for this initiative: 
minna.rosendahl@muistiturku.fi
Part of larger strategy or programme: 
Regional
If you answered "other", please specify: 
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy: 
The ”Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults” form has been developed in the project ”Cerebral Health and Memory of Working-age Adults” (Aivoterveys ja muisti työikäisillä) as a tool for those who work in patient reception in, for example, occupational health care.
The status of the initiative: 
Completed
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English): 
Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults Target group Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults is a form that can be used by professional practitioners serving working-age adults, such as occupational health and public health nurse practitioners and professionals in the field of substance abuse and mental health. Completing the form does not require training; a thorough familiarisation with its content is sufficient. How does the concept work in practice? The form can be used in many different ways. It is recommended that anyone attending an occupational health check is asked at least the first three questions. If problems are reported, a further interview on the symptoms and when they started is carried out. The second page of the form serves as a checklist of all the factors that need to be assessed when investigating the underlying cause of memory problems. If necessary, the interviewer can refer the customer to further neurological examination based on the information gathered on the form. The form is available in Finnish, Swedish and English and it can be downloaded and printed out free of charge: How does the concept help people with memory disease or prevent memory disease? The form encourages health practitioners to raise the issue of memory and serves as a checklist when investigating the underlying cause of memory problems. According to the feedback, the form also makes it easier to make referrals to further tests. If memory problems are raised more systematically among the working-age group, access to further tests and treatments can be speeded up. The concept works because... Practitioners serving working-age customers find the form suitable and easy to use despite busy schedules at surgeries. Thanks to the form, they find that they manage to raise the issue of memory problems with customers/patients more often than before. Background information The form was developed as part of the Cerebral Health and Memory of Working-age Adults project in 2014, funded by the Finnish Slot Machine Association and based on the suggestions and needs of occupational health practitioners. The form was tested in use by nearly 50 occupational health care professionals before the completion and publication of the final version.
The geographical scope: 
Regional
Type of initiative: 
Public
Environment or setting of the initiative: 
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: 
Rich
The most important source of funding for your initiative: 
Other
If other, please specify your source of funding: 
What triggered this initiative?: 
The form was developed as part of the Cerebral Health and Memory of Working-age Adults project in 2014, funded by the Finnish Slot Machine Association and based on the suggestions and needs of occupational health practitioners.
Objectives
What are the main objectives of your initiative? Choose a maximum of 3 objectives.: 
Community support and health services: increase in client-oriented and -centered made to measure health and social care and services
Please describe any subgoals of your initiative: 
Target group
Does your initiative target people with a specific impairment or disease?: 
working age people who have memory diseases/disordes
How many people have you reached or do you expect to reach with your initiative?: 
250 - 1000
Does your initiative target a specific age group?: 
18 - 4950 - 64
Does your initiative target men or women?: 
Irrelevant
Approach
Please indicate what best describes your initiative: 
Other
What type of intervention strategy is used in your initiative?: 
Living lab/pilot
Please indicate the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your initiative: 
Not applicable
Who executes the initiative: 
Non-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersNurseProvider of preventive care
What is the relevant physical scale of your initiative?: 
City/municipality
Please indicate how you think your initiative could be scaled up (made to reach more people): 
The form encourages health practitioners to raise the issue of memory and serves as a checklist when investigating the underlying cause of memory problems. According to the feedback, the form also makes it easier to make referrals to further tests. If memory problems are raised more systematically among the working-age group, access to further tests and treatments can be speeded up.
Please indicate the type of stakeholders concerned with your initiative.: 
Non-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersNurse
Please describe how you think your initiative could be transferred to other regions or contexts: 
By using the Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults it easy to transfer to other regions. The form is available in Finnish, Swedish and English and it can be downloaded and printed out free of charge:
Is your initiative economically sustainable and does it contribute to economic development?: 
If you selected "other" neighbourhood, please specify:: 
Impact & outcome
Will you collect or have you collected outcome data for this initiative?: 
Yes
What do you consider the key success factors of your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the key success factors to be: 
The form encourages health practitioners to raise the issue of memory and serves as a checklist when investigating the underlying cause of memory problems. According to the feedback, the form also makes it easier to make referrals to further tests.
What do you consider the main barriers to overcome in your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the main barriers to be.: 
What instruments will you use/have used to collect data?: 
If you selected "other" instrument to collect data, please specify: 
If yes, how will you/have you collected those data?: 
Mixed-methods
Will you collect or have collected socio-economic impact data for this initiative?: 
No
Will or are the collected data in the initiative publicly available?: 
No