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The effects of relaxation techniques on the quality of experience in people with dementia Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to test the effects of guided imagery on cognition, depression, anxiety, quality of life, behavior symptoms, and perceptions of self and others in people with dementia. A nonequivalent control group quasi-experimental design was used to compare an attention control group to the intervention group. Repeated measures ANOVA yielded significance only for quality of life in the intervention group. Cohen’s D showed an increase in quality of life of almost two-thirds of one standard deviation in the intervention group and no change in the control group. Qualitative findings were inconclusive as to intervention effects due to the high levels of cognitive impairment in the participants. However, rich qualitative data from participant commentaries were coded and the following themes were identified; reality orientation, influence of the social environment, thought processing/self-talk, social intuition, social position, redirection, coping, religion, resilient wisdom and negative self-labeling. The qualitative findings provide a framework for including people with dementia in research studies on the experience of dementia. An important finding of this study was that quantitative measurements suggested that the experience of people with dementia was stable across time while the qualitative data showed large changes in perceived reality in these samples of cognitively impaired older adults.
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