Effects of group reminiscence therapy on agitated behavior and quality of life in Taiwanese older adults with dementia

Fang Yu Hsu, Ya Ping Yang, Feng Ping Lee, Chi Jane Wang, Jing Jy Wang

研究成果: Article

摘要

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate short-and long-term effects of group reminiscence on agitated symptoms and quality of life (QOL) for individuals with dementia. A quasi-experimental study using a repeated-measures design was conducted in 43 residents with dementia. Participants received a 50-minute group reminiscence therapy session once per week for 10 weeks. Outcomes were measured 1 week before, 1 week after, and at 3 months pos-tintervention. Results showed no significant difference on the overall agitated behavior of participants. However, verbally aggressive behavior decreased significantly (p = 0.025), whereas intentional falling (p = 0.025), hoarding (p = 0.021), and akathisia (p = 0.027) significantly decreased in the short term. Participation in group reminiscence therapy significantly improved QOL (p < 0.001) across time periods for individuals with dementia. The findings provide information for professional and nonprofessional caregivers of individuals with specific agitated behaviors to improve their QOL.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)30-36
頁數7
期刊Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
57
發行號8
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2019 八月

指紋

Group Psychotherapy
Dementia
Quality of Life
Accidental Falls
Psychomotor Agitation
Caregivers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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