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|Title:||Effect of music intervention on apathy in nursing home residents with dementia||Author(s):||Smith, Graeme Drummond||Author(s):||Tang, Q.
Wong, K. S. T.
Chung, J. W.-Y.
|Issue Date:||2018||Publisher:||Elsevier||Journal:||Geriatric Nursing||Volume:||39||Issue:||4||Start page:||471||End page:||476||Abstract:||
This study examined the effectiveness of group music intervention in the treatment of nursing home residents with apathy. Apathy can clinically defined with a score of 40 or above on the apathy evaluation scale (AES). Seventy-seven residents were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. The intervention group was given a music intervention programme, which included listening to traditional music, including nostalgic songs, and playing musical instruments three times a week, for a total of twelve weeks. Results demonstrated a decrease in apathy scores in the intervention group (z = 4.667, P < 0.01), but not in the control group (z = −1.810, P > 0.05). Cognitive function, as assessed by Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score, was stable in the intervention group ( t = 1.720, P > 0.05), but declined in the control group ( t = −1.973, P < 0.05). We conclude that music intervention has the potential to be an effective therapy for the treatment of apathy in the early stages of dementia.
|URI:||https://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/255||DOI:||10.1016/j.gerinurse.2018.02.003||CIHE Affiliated Publication:||No|
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