Objectives: Examine the effects of a 6-month exercise intervention on neuropsychiatric symptoms, pain, and medication consumption in older people with dementia (PWD) living in nursing homes (NH). Methods: Ninety-one older PWD living in NH performed a 6-month structured exercise intervention (n = 44) or a social activity intervention (n = 47). Neuropsychiatric symptoms were measured by the neuropsychiatric inventory (NPI), pain was assessed using the Algoplus scale, and dementia-related drug prescriptions were obtained for all participants. Results: Between-group analysis found a nonsignificant difference that could be of clinical relevance: a 4-point difference in the NPI and 1.3-point difference in the reduction of the number of medications favoring exercisers. No significant differences were found for pain, and a trend was found for an increase in medication consumption in the social group. Conclusion: Exercise effects did not differ from social intervention effects on neuropsychiatric symptoms, pain, and medication consumption in older PWD living in NH.
|Titolo:||Effect of Exercise on Behavioral Symptoms and Pain in Patients With Dementia Living in Nursing Homes|
|Parole Chiave:||behavior; dementia; nursing homes; physical activity; social activity|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||3-ott-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1177/1533317518803773|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|