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Review: sparse evidence supports non-pharmacological interventions for preventing wandering in people with dementia

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 Q How effective and cost-effective are non-pharmacological interventions for preventing wandering in people with dementia?

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Cochrane Library, Medline, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, CINAHL, PsycINFO, HEED, ADEAR, National Research Register, Ageline, AgeInfo, BIOME, Current Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials.gov, Google, Zapmeta, ISI Science and Technology Proceedings, ZETOC, and Index to Theses (all up to March 2005); hand searches of dementia journals (2004); reference lists; and experts.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomised controlled trials, controlled before and after studies, cohort studies, and case-control studies that compared non-pharmacological interventions to prevent wandering with usual care or sham therapy in people of any age …

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