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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effects of motor intervention in elderly patients with dementia - An analysis of randomized controlled trials
Author: Christofoletti, G
Oliani, MM
Gobbi, S
Stella, F
Abstract: The objective of this study was to analyze randomized controlled trials published in the last decades involving motor intervention as a treatment for dementia, based on Physiotherapy Evidence Database, (PEDro) criteria. A database search was performed using the following keywords: randomized controlled trial, dementia, physiotherapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, motor approach, exercise, and physical activity. Ten trials were found: 4 related to physiotherapy, 3 to occupational therapy, I to physical education, and 2 to interdisciplinary motor intervention. The efficacy of motor intervention was confirmed in the following variables: psychosocial function, physical health and function, affective status, and caregiver's distress (P < .05). Results related to mobility were not significant (P > .05). Behavior, cognitive performance, activities of daily living, and risk of falls were not similar among the articles. From a total score of 10 points, with excellence characterized as the highest punctuation, the article; were classified between 3 and 7 by PEDro. Motor intervention was shown to be an alternative for minimizing physical and mental decline. PEDro has been confirmed as a very reliable tool to analyze studies and as an evaluation criteria, both qualitative and quantitative, allowing the establishment of motor intervention strategies for the treatment of patients with dementia.
Subject: dementia
motor intervention
randomized controlled trials
Country: EUA
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Topics In Geriatric Rehabilitation. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 23, n. 2, n. 149, n. 154, 2007.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2007
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