Lauriks 2020

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
Unclear
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Assistive Home Technology (AHT)
Absolute Number of Participants
54
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia
Unit of Allocation and/or Setting
Nursing home
Primary outcomes
Quality of life // Falls incidence
Key Points
"Living in a group home with AHT had a positive effect on four QoL domains: 'social isolation', 'having things to do', 'esthetics', and 'quality of life appreciation'. No effects were found on 12 other QoL domains. Fall incidents during bathroom visits were significantly reduced by the application of AHT. During this implementation phase, in the AHT group home, a moderate negative effect was found on caregiver's appreciation of work circumstances. No effects on other outcome measures were found." Laurie's 2020