Rosholm 2010

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Other
Study Design
CCT
Blinding
Unclear
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Music//No Music
Dosage and Duration
The study was carried out during March, April and May 2010. In the first and third month the number of patients in delirium was counted. In the second month, music was played from 08.00 to 20.00, interrupted by an intermission for 2.5 hours mid day. Music was played in the patient's rooms. The set point Decibel was 50.
Absolute Number of Participants
22
Health Status/Diagnosis
Hospitalized in Geriatric Ward
Country or Countries of Recruitment
Denmark
Unit of Allocation and/or Setting
Hospital
Study start date
March 2010
Results publication date
2010
Primary outcomes
Delirium Days (number of delirium days was compared between the intervention period and the non-intervention period respectively) by CAMscore with the Minicog Test
Key Points
According to Rosholm 2010, "during the non-intervention period the prevalence of delirium was 11.0% versus 9.2% in the intervention period." Record information was taken from conference abstract.
Edit status
Assigned
Study log
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Introduction.- Older hospitalized people have an increased risk of developing delirium.Deliriumis <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="associatedwithraisedrisk" data-scaytid="7">associatedwithraisedrisk</span> of death, longer hospital stay and subsequent bad cognitive function. Therefore it is important to prevent delirium in the geriatric patient. The aims of this study were to examine the number of delirious patients in a geriatric ward and if <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="calmmusic" data-scaytid="15">calmmusic</span>, specially composed to be used in <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="ahospital" data-scaytid="17">ahospital</span> environment, could prevent the development of delirium Setting: Patients in 22 beds at the department of Geriatric at <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="Odense" data-scaytid="19">Odense</span> University Hospital Denmark, was included. Method.- The study was designed as a quasi-randomized study carried out during March, April and May 2010. Every Monday to Friday these patients were assessed for delirium using the <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="CAMscore" data-scaytid="21">CAMscore</span> with the <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="Minicog" data-scaytid="23">Minicog</span> test. In the first and third month the number of patient in delirium was counted. In the second month music was played from 08.00 to 20.00, interrupted by an intermission for 2.5 hours mid day. Music was played in the patient&#39;s rooms. The set point Decibel was 50. Patients not hearing the music were excluded. Our counting unit was delirium days. The number of delirium days was compared between the intervention period and the non-intervention period respectively. Results.- Since the study is finished at the end of May, results are to be presented. During the non-intervention period the prevalence of delirium was 11.0% versus 9.2% in the intervention period. Conclusions.- The number of patients in delirium was comparable to other studies. The preliminary results suggest that music can reduce the prevalence of delirium.</p>
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Coded from the abstract.</p>