CATs (Critically Appraised Topics) and CAPs (Critically Appraised Papers)
#1: What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions designed to establish, modify, or maintain routines on the occupational performance, quality of life, health and wellness, and client and caregiver satisfaction of persons with Alzheimer's disease?
- Alessi, C. A., Martin, J. L., Webber, A. P., Kim, E. C., Harker, J. O., & Josephson, K. R. (2005). Randomized, controlled trial of a non-pharmacological intervention to improve abnormal sleep/wake patterns in nursing home residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53, 803–810.
- Doody, R. S., Stevens, J. C., Beck, C., Dubinsky, R. M., Kaye, J. A., Gwyther, L., et al. (2001). Practice parameter: Management of dementia (an evidence-based review). Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology, 56, 1154–1166.
- McCurry, S. M., Gibbons, L. E., Logsdon, R. G., Vitiello, M., & Teri, L. (2003). Training caregivers to change the sleep hygiene practices of patients with dementia: The NITE-AD project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51, 1455–1460.
#2: What is the evidence for the effect of interventions designed to modify and maintain perceptual abilities on the occupational performance of persons with dementia?
- Baillon, S., van Diepen, E., Prettyman, R., Redman, J., Rooke, N., & Campbell, R. (2004). A comparison of the effects of Snoezelen and reminiscence therapy on the agitated behaviour of patients with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 1047–1052.
- Baillon, S., van Diepen, E., Prettyman, R., Rooke, N., Redman, J., & Campbell, R. (2005). Variability in response of older people with dementia to both Snoezelen and reminiscence. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 367–374.
- Baker, R., Dowling, Z., Wareing, L. A., Dawson, J., & Assey, J. (1997). Snoezelen: Its long-term and short-term effects on older people with dementia. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 213–218.
- Chung, J. C. C., & Lai, C. K. Y. (2002). Snoezelen for dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003152. DOI: 10.1002/15651858.CD003152
- Elmståhl, S., Annerstedt, L., & Åhlund, O. (1997). How should group living unit for demented elderly be designed to decrease psychiatric symptoms? Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 11, 47–52.
- Heyn, P. (2003). The effect of a multisensory exercise program on engagement, behavior, and selected physiological indexes in persons with dementia. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 18, 247–251.
- Hope, K. W. (1998). The effects of multisensory environments on older people with dementia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 8, 377–385.
- Kincaid, C., & Peacock, J. R. (2003). The effect of a wall mural on decreasing four types of door-testing behaviors. Journal of Gerontology, 22(1), 76–88.
- Koss, E., & Gilmore, G. C. (1998). Environmental interventions and functional ability of AD patients. In B. Vellas, J. Fitten, & G. Frisoni (Eds.), Research and Practice in Alzheimer’s Disease (pp. 185–193). New York: Springer.
- Lantz, M. S., Buchalter, E. N., & McBee, L. (1997). The wellness group: A novel intervention for coping with disruptive behavior in elderly nursing home residents. Gerontologist, 37, 551–556.
- McGilton, K. S., Rivera, T. M., & Dawson, P. (2003). Can we help persons with dementia find their way in a new environment? Aging and Mental Health, 7, 363–371.
- Namazi, K. H., & DiNatale J. B. (1992). The effects of environmental barriers on the attention span of Alzheimer’s disease patients. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Care and Related Disorders and Research, Jan–Feb, 9–15.
- Namazi, K., & Johnson, B. D. (1992b). Pertinent autonomy for residents with dementias: Modification of the physical environment to enhance independence. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders & Research, 7(1), 16-21.
- Passini, R., Rainville, C., Marchand, N., & Joanette, Y. (1998). Wayfinding and dementia: Some research findings and a new look at design. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 15(2), 133–151.
- Pomeroy, V. M. (1993). The effect of physiotherapy input on mobility skills of elderly people with severe dementing illness. Clinical Rehabilitation, 7, 163-170.
- Robichaud, L., Hebert, R., & Desrosiers, J. (1994). Efficacy of a sensory integration program on behaviors of inpatients with dementia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 355–360.
- Rosswurm, M. A. (1990). Attention-focusing program for persons with dementia. Clinical Gerontologist, 10(2), 3–6.
- Sherratt, K., Thornton, A., & Hatton, C. (2004). Emotional and behavioural responses to music in people with dementia: An observational study. Aging and Mental Health, 8, 233–241.
- van Diepen, E., Baillon, S. F., Redman, J., Rooke, N., Spencer, D. A., & Prettyman, R. (2002). A pilot study of the physiological and behavioural effects of Snoezelen in dementia. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 61–66.
#3: What is the effectiveness of intervention designed to modify the activity demands of the occupations of self care, work, leisure, and social participation for persons with Alzheimer’s disease?
#4: What is the effect of environmental-based interventions (e.g. Montessori and Snoezelen) on performance, affect, and behavior in both the home and institutions for people with Alzheimer’s disease?
#5: What is the evidence for the effect of interventions to prevent falls in persons with dementia?
#6: What is the effectiveness of educational and supportive strategies for caregivers of persons with dementia on the ability to maintain the participation in that role? (Contexts)
#7: What is the evidence for the effect of interventions designed to establish, modify, and maintain activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), leisure, and social participation on the quality of life, health and wellness, and client and caregiver satisfaction for persons with dementia?
- Dooley, N., & Hinojosa, J. (2004). Improving quality of life for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers: Brief occupational therapy intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 561–569.
Fitzsimmons, S., & Buettner, L. (2003). A therapeutic cooking program for older adults with dementia: Effects on agitation and apathy. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 23-33.
Gitlin, L. N., Winter, L., Burke, J., Chernett, N., Dennis, M. P., & Hauck, W. W. (2008). Tailored activities to manage neuropsychiatric behaviors in persons with dementia and reduce caregiver burden: A randomized pilot study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, 229–239.
Graff, M. J. L., Vernooij-Dassen, M. J. M., Thijssen, M., Dekker, J., Hoefnagels, W. H. L., & Olde Rikkert, M. G. M. (2007). Effects of community occupational therapy on quality of life, mood and health status in dementia patients and their caregivers: A randomized controlled trial. Journals of Gerontology (Medical Sciences), 62A, 1002–1009.
Lai, C. K., Chi, I. & Kayser-Jones, J. ( 2004). A randomized controlled trial of a specific reminiscence approach to promote the well-being of nursing home residents with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 16, 33–49.
Politis, A. M., Vozzella, S., Mayer, L. S., Onyike, C. U., Baker, A. S., & Lyketos, C. G. (2004). A randomized controlled clinical trial of activity therapy for apathy in patients with dementia residing in long term care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 1087–1094.
Wilkinson, N., Srikumar, S., Shaw, K., & Orrell, M. (1998). Drama and movement therapy in dementia: A pilot study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 25, 195–201.
Wishart, L., Macerollo, J., Loney, P., King, A., Beaumont, L., Browne, G., et al. (2000). “Special steps”: An effective visiting/walking program for persons with cognitive impairment. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 31, 57–71.