Raglio 2010

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
Single-blind
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Music Therapy//No Music Therapy
Dosage and Duration
Three cycles of 12 active music therapy (MT) sessions each, three times a week or standard care only (educational and
entertainment activities). Every cycle of music therapy treatment was followed by one month of wash-out. The total duration was six
months.
Absolute Number of Participants
60
Health Status/Diagnosis
Dementia
Main Diagnostic Criteria
DSM-IV//CDR//MMSE
Co-morbid Health Condition/Other Participant Characteristics
Presence of behavioural disturbances
Country or Countries of Recruitment
Italy
Study start date
March 2007
Results publication date
2010
Primary outcomes
Behavioural Disturbances by Neuropsychiatry Inventory (NPI); Cognitive Function by MMSE; Function by Barthel Index
Key Points
"The study confirms that active MT determines a positive response and can amplify and strengthen the efficacy of therapeutic interventions towards people with dementia."