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The effect of exercise on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: the EVIDEM-E randomised controlled clinical trial

Lowery, David, Cerga-Pashoja, Arlinda, Iliffe, Steve, Thuné-Boyle, Ingela, Griffin, Mark, Lee, James, Bailey, Alex, Bhattacharya, Rahul, Warner, James (2013) The effect of exercise on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: the EVIDEM-E randomised controlled clinical trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, . ISSN 0885-6230. (doi:10.1002/gps.4062) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37623)

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Abstract

Objective

A two arm, pragmatic, randomised, controlled, single-blind, parallel-group trial of a dyadic exercise regimen (individually tailored walking regimen designed to become progressively intensive and last between 20–30?min, at least five times per week).Community-dwelling individuals with ICD-10 confirmed dementia with the following: clinically significant behavioural and psychological symptoms, a carer willing and able to co-participate in the exercise regimen, and no physical conditions or symptoms that would preclude exercise participation were invited by mental health or primary care services into the study.

Results

This study found that regular simple exercise does not appear to improve the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, but did seem to attenuate caregiver burden. Further study to improve exercise uptake are needed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/gps.4062
Additional information: Trial Registration: ISRCTN01423159 Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue
Uncontrolled keywords: trial; dementia; exercise; physical activity; behavioural and psychological symptoms
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: David Lowery
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2013 15:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37623 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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