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Structured physical exercise improves neuropsychiatric symptoms in acute dementia care: a hospital-based RCT

Overview of attention for article published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, August 2017
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Title
Structured physical exercise improves neuropsychiatric symptoms in acute dementia care: a hospital-based RCT
Published in
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13195-017-0289-z
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Authors

Tim Fleiner, Hannah Dauth, Marleen Gersie, Wiebren Zijlstra, Peter Haussermann

Abstract

The primary objective of this trial is to investigate the effects of a short-term exercise program on neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms in acute hospital dementia care. Within a hospital-based randomized controlled trial, the intervention group conducted a 2-week exercise program with four 20-min exercise sessions on 3 days per week. The control group conducted a social stimulation program. Effects on neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms were measured via the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study-Clinical Global Impression of Change, the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, and the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory. The antipsychotic and sedative dosage was quantified by olanzapine and diazepam equivalents. Eighty-five patients were randomized via minimization to an intervention group (IG) and a control group (CG). Seventy patients (82%) (mean age 80 years, 33 females, mean Mini Mental State Examination score 18.3 points) completed the trial. As compared to the CG (n = 35), the IG (n = 35) showed significantly reduced neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms. Especially, agitated behavior and lability improved. There were no between-group differences concerning antipsychotic and benzodiazepine medication. This exercise program is easily applicable in hospital dementia care and significantly reduces neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms in patients suffering from predominantly moderate stages of dementia. German Clinical Trial Register DRKS00006740 . Registered 28 October 2014.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 155 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 17%
Student > Master 26 17%
Researcher 17 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Student > Postgraduate 9 6%
Other 32 21%
Unknown 33 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 31 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 14%
Psychology 11 7%
Sports and Recreations 11 7%
Neuroscience 7 5%
Other 27 17%
Unknown 46 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2019.
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#1,830,432
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