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The impact of individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) on cognition in people with dementia: a pilot randomised control trial

Gibbor, Luke; (2019) The impact of individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) on cognition in people with dementia: a pilot randomised control trial. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on an adapted individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) programme for people with dementia (PWD). Part I is a systematic literature review exploring what qualitative studies of cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) can inform us about the acceptability and feasibility of CST, which components of CST are most desirable or important, and its key outcomes. It does so through a thematic analysis of perspectives from PWD, carers of PWD, and facilitators of CST and considers what this contributes to our understanding of both group and individual CST. Ten papers are included in the review. Part II is a pilot randomised controlled trial that assessed the feasibility of an adapted program of iCST and explored whether it could provide benefits to cognition and quality of life (QoL) for PWD as compared to treatment as usual (TAU). This is a joint project with Lycia Forde (LF). Measures of cognition and QoL were assessed at baseline and follow-up. Both papers will consider the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention, however this paper evaluated the impact of iCST on cognition, whilst LF’s paper reports on measures of QoL. Part III is a critical appraisal of this work, with focus on Part II, which reflects on the challenges encountered whilst conducting research in a care home setting. It also reports on the experienced response to intervention and recommendations for delivering iCST to PWD.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: The impact of individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) on cognition in people with dementia: a pilot randomised control trial
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2019. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10083443
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