Ledger 2007

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
CCT
Blinding
No blinding
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Music Therapy//Control
Dosage and Duration
Weekly sessions (30 to 45 minutes) of group music therapy for at least 42 weeks within a year or standard nursing home care
Absolute Number of Participants
60
Health Status/Diagnosis
Alzheimer Disease (AD)
Main Diagnostic Criteria
Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)<23/30//On Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) stage 4, 5 or 6
Co-morbid Health Condition/Other Participant Characteristics
Agitation
Country or Countries of Recruitment
Australia
Unit of Allocation and/or Setting
13 nursing homes
Study start date
2007
Primary outcomes
Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI)
Key Points
Music therapy group showed short-term reductions in agitation, there were no significant differences between the groups overtime