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An adapted mindfulness intervention for people with dementia in care homes: feasibility pilot study

Churcher Clarke, A; Chan, JM; Stott, J; Royan, L; Spector, A; (2017) An adapted mindfulness intervention for people with dementia in care homes: feasibility pilot study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , 32 (12) e123-e131. 10.1002/gps.4669. Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Depression and anxiety are common in dementia. There is a need to develop effective psychosocial interventions. This study sought to develop a group-based adapted mindfulness programme for people with mild to moderate dementia in care homes and to determine its feasibility and potential benefits. METHODS: A manual for a 10-session intervention was developed. Participants were randomly allocated to the intervention plus treatment as usual (n = 20) or treatment as usual (n = 11). Measures of mood, anxiety, quality of life, cognitive function, stress and mindfulness were administered at baseline and 1 week post-intervention. RESULTS: There was a significant improvement in quality of life in the intervention group compared to controls (p = 0.05). There were no significant changes in other outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: The intervention was feasible in terms of recruitment, retention, attrition and acceptability and was associated with significant positive changes in quality of life. A fully powered randomised controlled trial is required. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Type: Article
Title: An adapted mindfulness intervention for people with dementia in care homes: feasibility pilot study
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/gps.4669
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4669
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Care home, dementia, group, mindfulness, psychosocial Intervention
UCL classification: 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
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1540680
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