EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Department of Veterans Affairs
Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations for Working with Individuals with Dementia: Group Reminiscence Therapy
Kim, E. S., Cleary, S. J., et al.
Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(3), xxiii-xxxiv
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a review of randomized controlled trials, controlled trials, and repeated measure designs that investigated the effectiveness of group reminiscence therapy (RT) to improve functioning of individuals with dementia. This review is part of a series of reports from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Science specific to the assessment and management of individuals with dementia.
- What is the focus of the group RT studies?
- Who are the participants who received the group RT intervention?
- What comprises the group RT intervention?
- What are the outcomes of the group RT intervention?
- What are key methodological concerns related to the group RT intervention studies?
- Are there clinically applicable trends across the group RT intervention studies?
Population: Individuals with the diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's disease
Intervention/Assessment: Group reminiscence therapy
Number of Studies Included: 6
Years Included: 1966 - 2002
Keywords: Dementia, Cognitive Stimulation
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Added to Compendium: January 2012