Effectiveness of simulated presence therapy for individuals with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Zetteler2008EffectivenessOS,
  title={Effectiveness of simulated presence therapy for individuals with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Jessica I Zetteler},
  journal={Aging \& Mental Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={779 - 785}
}
Objectives: To formally assess the strength of evidence for the efficacy of simulated presence therapy for challenging behaviours in dementia (playing an audio or videotape to an individual, personalized by a carer and containing positive experiences from the client's life and shared memories involving family and friends) using meta-analytic techniques. Method: Systematic review and meta-analysis of k = 4 studies of simulated presence therapy for challenging behaviours in dementia. Results… 
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