The effectiveness of meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care: A systematic review protocol

Travers, Catherine, MacAndrew, Margaret, Hines, Sonia, O'Reilly, Maria T., Fielding, Elaine L., Beattie, Elizabeth, & Brooks, Deborah (2015) The effectiveness of meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care: A systematic review protocol. The Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(4), pp. 87-99.

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Abstract

Review questions/objective

What is the effectiveness of meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities? More specifically, the objectives are to identify: The effectiveness of interventions based on engaging residents of residential aged care facilities who have dementia in meaningful occupation (activities that have meaning for the individual) on: quality of life, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (such as agitation, aggression, depression, wandering, apathy, etc.), mood, function, cognition, and sleep.

Inclusion criteria

Types of participants

This review will consider studies that include participants with a confirmed diagnosis of any type of dementia living in residential aged care facilities / long term care/nursing homes/permanent care.

Types of intervention(s)/phenomena of interest

This review will consider studies that evaluate non-pharmacological interventions that are based on occupational or activity interventions considered to be meaningful to the person with dementia, and tailoring the intervention to meet their needs, abilities, interests and/or preferences will be required as part of the study’s methodology. Such interventions may include reminiscence therapy, exercise therapy, music therapy, individualized activity, behavioral interventions, recreational therapy, diversional therapy and psychosocial interventions. Trials of combinations of two or more such interventions will also be considered. Interventions may be in comparison to usual care, other meaningful occupation interventions, or any other non-pharmacological control or comparator.

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ID Code: 84663
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Dementia, Residential care, meaningful activity, Quality of life
DOI: 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2058
ISSN: 2202-4433
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The University of Adelaide
Deposited On: 04 Jun 2015 22:30
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 23:53

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