Background: Music therapy (MT) has been proposed as valid approach for behavioral and psychologic symptoms (BPSD) of dementia. However, studies demonstrating the effectiveness of this approach are lacking. Objective: To assess NIT effectiveness in reducing BPSD in subjects with dementia. Method: Fifty-nine persons with dementia were enrolled in this study. All of them underwent a multidimensional assessment including Mini Mental State Examination, Barthel Index and Neuropsychiatry Inventory at enrolment and after 8, 16, and 20 weeks. Subjects were randomly assigned to experimental (n = 30) or control (n = 29) group. The NIT sessions were evaluated with standardized criteria. The experimental group received 30 MT sessions (16 wk of treatment), whereas the control group received educational support or entertainment activities. Results: NPI total score significantly decreased in the experimental group at 8th, 16th, and 20th weeks (interaction time x group: F-3,F- 165 = 5.06, P = 0.002). Specific BPSD (ie, delusions, agitation, anxiety, apathy, irritability, aberrant motor activity, and night-time disturbances) significantly improved. The empathetic relationship and the patients' active participation in the NIT approach, also improved in the experimental group. Conclusions: The study shows that NIT is effective to reduce BPSD in patients with moderate-severe dementia.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Raglio A., B.G. (2008). Efficacy of music therapy in the treatment of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia. ALZHEIMER DISEASE & ASSOCIATED DISORDERS, 22(2), 158-162.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1097/WAD.0b013e3181630b6f|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Titolo:||Efficacy of music therapy in the treatment of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia|
|Autori interni:||TRABUCCHI, MARCO MARIO|
|Autori:||Raglio A., Bellelli G., Traficante D., Gianotti M., Ubezio M.C., Villani D., Trabucchi M.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|
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