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Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 1993 Oct;7(5):284-91.

Effects of individualized music on confused and agitated elderly patients.

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  • 1University of Iowa, College of Nursing, Iowa City 52242.


The Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold Model in conjunction with an identified theoretical basis provides a framework for the use of individualized music in individuals with Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type (DAT). The effects of individualized music is explored in five elderly patients who are confused and agitated and residing in a long-term care facility. The Modified Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory is used to measure the outcome. The immediate and 1-hour residual effects suggest the potential of individualized music as an alternative approach to the management of agitation in confused elderly patients.

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