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Gesundheitswesen. 2015 Sep;77 Suppl 1:S105-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1331249. Epub 2013 Aug 16.

[Primary Prevention of Impairments of Mobility Among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Hochschule Mannheim/University of Applied Sciences, Fakultät für Sozialwesen, Mannheim.
  • 2Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Standort Rostock/Greifswald, Greifswald.
  • 3Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit, Arbeitsgruppe Psychiatrische Epidemiologie und Demographischer Wandel, Mannheim.

Abstract

The main aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary guidelines in promoting the mobility of people with dementia in 20 German nursing homes. The study was based on a semi-experimental design [pre-post design with intervention (IG) and control group]. The statistical analyses revealed a significantly slower decline of the ability to walk among the residents of the IG than among the controls. With regard to other outcome measures the results were less clear.

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23954982
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10.1055/s-0032-1331249
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