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Evid Based Nurs 7:54 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.2.54
  • Treatment

Cognitive stimulation therapy improved cognition and quality of life in dementia

Cognitive stimulation v usual activities in dementia at 7 weeks*

Mean change score
Outcomes Cognitive stimulation Activities Mean score difference (CI)
*ADAS-Cog  =  Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale—Cognition; CAPE-BRS  =  Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly—Behaviour Rating Scale; Cornell  =  Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia; Holden  =  Holden Communication Scale; QoL-AD  =  Quality of Life—Alzheimer’s Disease; RAID  =  Rating Anxiety in Dementia. Other abbreviations defined in glossary.
†Not significant.
MMSE 0.9 −0.4 1.14 (0.57 to 2.27)
ADAS-Cog 1.9 −0.3 2.37 (0.64 to 4.09)
QoL-AD 1.3 −0.8 1.64 (0.09 to 3.18)
Holden 0.2 −3.2 2.3 (−0.45 to 4.15)†
CAPE-BRS −0.2 −0.7 0.40 (−0.9 to 1.69)†
RAID −0.5 −0.7 −1.30 (−3.48 to 0.87)†
Cornell 0 −0.5 0.12 −1.56 to 1.31)†

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