Print Email Facebook Twitter The effects of a psychomotor activation programme for use in groups of cognitively impaired people in homes for the elderly Title The effects of a psychomotor activation programme for use in groups of cognitively impaired people in homes for the elderly Author Hopman-Rock, M. Staats, P.G.M. Tak, E.C.P.M. Dröes, R.M. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1999 Abstract Objectives. To test the effects of the Psychomotor Activation Programme (PAP) on the behaviour and cognition of demented elderly people. Design. Randomized controlled trial with an experimental group and a control group. Post-test after 6 months. Setting. Group care projects for demented elderly people living in 11 different homes for the elderly in The Netherlands. Participants. One hundred and thirty-four subjects entered the study (72 in the experimental group and 62 in the control group), 42 of whom dropped out (27 in the experimental group and 15 in the control group). Measurements. Individual behaviour and group behaviour were scored using two Dutch scales (BIP and SIPO respectively) developed and validated for use in psychogeriatric populations. Cognition was measured with the short and the long versions of the Cognitive Screening Test (CST-14 and CST-20). Disability was measured with the Barthel Index. Medicine use, falls, other accidents and life events were registered. Results. The PAP had a beneficial effect on cognition (CST-14, F = 2.63, p ≤ 0.05, effect size 0.4) (CST-20, F = 3.77, p ≤ 0.05, effect size 0.5) and increased positive group behaviour in participants with relatively mild cognitive problems (SIPO, F = 4.46, p ≤ 0.05). Conclusion. The PAP stabilizes cognitive performance and has some beneficial effects on behaviour. Positive findings were supported by a simultaneously conducted process evaluation. Subject HealthAgedCognitionDementiaPhysical activityTrialAged, 80 and overAggressionBehavior TherapyCognition DisordersExercise TherapyFemaleGroup HomesHomes for the AgedHumansMaleNetherlandsOutcome Assessment (Health Care)Program EvaluationPsychomotor PerformanceQuality of LifeSleep DisordersSocial Behavior Disorders To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2d932f70-8696-4b3f-a3d7-0770aa019856 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1099-1166(199908)14:8<633::aid-gps996>3.0.co;2-w TNO identifier 235113 ISSN 0885-6230 Source International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14 (8), 633-642 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.