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Tuomikoski, Anna-Maria; Parisod, Heidi; Lotvonen, Sinikka; Välimäki, Tarja, Experiences of people with progressive memory disorders receiving non-pharmacological interventions: a qualitative systematic review protocol, JBI Evidence Synthesis: November 2020 - Volume 18 - Issue 11 - p 2404-2408 doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00314

Experiences of people with progressive memory disorders receiving non-pharmacological interventions : a qualitative systematic review protocol

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Author: Tuomikoski, Anna-Maria1,2,3; Parisod, Heidi2,4; Lotvonen, Sinikka3;
Organizations: 1Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland
2Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A JBI Centre of Excellence, Helsinki, Finland
3University of Oulu, Department of Nursing Science and Health Management, Oulu, Finland
4Nursing Research Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
5University of Eastern Finland, Department of Nursing Science, Kuopio, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Wolters Kluwer, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-11-30


Objective: This systematic review aims to identify, critically appraise, and synthesize the best available literature on the experiences of people with progressive memory disorders who are involved in non-pharmacological interventions.

Introduction: Some non-pharmacological interventions have been demonstrated to have a significant effect in reducing functional decline in people with progressive memory disorders. Additionally, there is evidence that people with progressive memory disorders have a need for activities tailored to their abilities and interests.

Inclusion criteria: This review will consider studies that describe the experiences of people with progressive memory disorders with non-pharmacological interventions. No limitations regarding care facilities will be made.

Methods: The databases to be searched will include PubMed, CINAHL, Medic, Scopus and PsycARTICLES, as well as MedNar for unpublished studies. Studies published in English, Finnish and Swedish will be considered for inclusion in this review, which will use a three-step search strategy. The papers selected for retrieval will be assessed by two independent reviewers for methodological validity prior to inclusion in the review using standardized critical appraisal instruments and findings will be pooled using meta-aggregation.

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Series: JBI evidence synthesis
ISSN: 2689-8381
ISSN-E: 2689-8381
ISSN-L: 2689-8381
Volume: 18
Issue: 11
Pages: 2404 - 2408
DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00314
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 316 Nursing
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