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This database contains 4 studies, archived under the term: "measures"

Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait in people with Alzheimer disease

Objective: To determine whether rhythmic music and metronome cues alter spatiotemporal gait measures and gait variability in people with Alzheimer disease (AD).; Design: A repeated-measures study requiring participants to walk under different cueing conditions.; Setting: University movement laboratory.; Participants: Of the people (N=46) who met study criteria (a diagnosis of probable AD and ability to […]

Frequently observed risk factors for fall-related injuries and effective preventive interventions: a multihospital survey of nurses’ perceptions

There is an urgent need to prioritize the risk factors for injurious falls and effective interventions in nursing practice. Registered nurses perceived that the most frequently observed risk factors were confusion, gait problems, Alzheimer disease, disorientation, and inability to follow safety instructions. The most effective interventions were keeping hospital bed brakes locked, keeping floor surfaces […]

Reducing false positive diagnoses in mild cognitive impairment: The importance of comprehensive neuropsychological assessment

Background and purpose Longitudinal studies of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) report that a sizeable proportion of MCI cases revert to normal levels of functioning over time. The rate of recovery from MCI indicates that existing MCI diagnostic criteria result in an unacceptably high rate of false positive diagnoses and lack adequate sensitivity and specificity. Methods […]

Comparative analysis of two musical genres within a multisensory environmental intervention

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any differences in the behavioral responses of persons with dementia while listening to nonreligious and religious music within a multisensory environment.; Research Design: A within-subjects, repeated measures design was used.; Method: Participants were exposed to both musical genres during multiple sessions over a […]

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