Gok 2019

Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
RCT
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Music therapy
Absolute Number of Participants
75
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia
Primary outcomes
Care burden of in-home caregivers
Other outcomes
Physiological parameters, including systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration rate in patients with dementia
Key Points
"the mean scores of the post-test caregiver burden in the music group were found to be significantly lower than those of the control group (t = -4.478, p = 0.001). The differences in the post-test systolic and diastolic blood pressures between the patient groups were found to be statistically significant (t = -4.603, p = 0.001; t = -2.656, p = 0.010). CONCLUSIONS: classical Turkish music intervention in in-home dementia patients decreased the care burden of caregivers and the patients' blood pressures were brought under control. In parallel with these results, it is recommended that more studies to reveal the effects of classical Turkish music on care burden should be conducted" Gok 2019