Addendum to Efficacy of music therapy treatment based on cycles of sessions: A randomised controlled trial (Raglio et al., 2010)

A. Raglio, G. Bellelli, D. Traficante, M. Gianotti, M. C. Ubezio, S. Gentile, D. Bellandi, D. Villani, M. Trabucchi

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this paper is to provide further detail about the results of a randomised controlled study published in this journal (Raglio et al., 2010, 14, 900-904), in which we assessed the efficacy of music therapy (MT) on the behavioural disturbances in people with moderate-severe dementia. Methods: Sixty patients were randomly assigned to the experimental (MT and standard care) and control group (standard care only). The experimental group received three cycles of 12 MT sessions each, three times a week. Each cycle of treatment was followed by one month of washout period, while the standard care activities continued over time. Results: The impact of the treatment (12 MT sessions) was reliable on NPI global scores, as the interaction Time by Group was significant (F 1,49=4.09, p=0.049). After the end of the treatment the NPI global scores of the experimental and control groups tended to become similar, as both groups worsened (Time effect: F 1,48=4.67, p=0.014) and the difference between them disappeared (F

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalAging and Mental Health
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • alzheimer's disease
  • other dementias
  • psychological and behavioural symptoms
  • psychosocial interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine(all)

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