Raglio 2008

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
Single-blind
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Music Therapy//Control
Dosage and Duration
3 cycles of 10 music therapy sessions (30 min/session for 16 weeks treatment) or no intervention
Absolute Number of Participants
59
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia//Alzheimer Disease (AD)// Vascular Dementia (VaD)
Main Diagnostic Criteria
DSM-IV fro dementia//Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) =or<22//Neuropsychiatry Inventory (NPI)>=12/144
Co-morbid Health Condition/Other Participant Characteristics
Moderate to severe dementia//Behavioral and psychologic symptoms (BPSD) of dementia//Delusion//Agitation//Anxiety//Apathy//Irritability//Aberrant motor activity//Night-time disturbances
Country or Countries of Recruitment
Italy
Unit of Allocation and/or Setting
Nursing homes
Study start date
2008
Primary outcomes
Neuropsychiatry Inventory (NPI)//Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)//Barthel Index
Key Points
BPSD significantly improved in the intervention group, NPI sacoring was significantly decreased with the intervention