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Table 1 Baseline evaluation

From: Individual music therapy for managing neuropsychiatric symptoms for people with dementia and their carers: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility study

Features at baseline Music therapy group (n = 9) Standard care group (n = 8)
n Mean (SD) n Mean (SD)
Global deterioration scale 9 5.89 (1.05) 8 5.50 (1.31)
Symptom score (NPI-NH) 9 14.33 (9.85) 8 15.63 (7.87)
Wellbeing score (DCM) 8 0.85 (0.52) 8 1.54 (0.53)
Age 9 84.56 (6.64) 8 82.50 (13.04)
Female gender, % 8 89 % 8 100 %
Months lived at care home 9 20.33 (10.58) 8 19.75 (20.14)
Medication, %     
Antipsychotic medication 1 11 % 0 0 %
Antidepressant medication 3 33 % 4 50 %
Antidementia medication 3 33 % 3 38 %
Diagnosis, %     
Alzheimer’s 4 44 % 3 38 %
Vascular 2 22 % 0 0 %
Frontal lobe 2 22 % 0 0 %
Lewy Body 1 11 % 1 13 %
Mixed 0 0 % 1 13 %
Unspecified 0 0 % 3 38 %
Staff age 6 38.17 (17.11) 3 38.00 (11.53)
Staff length of employment 6 32.33 (28.90) 3 23.33 (28.31)
Staff female gender, % 5 83 % 2 67 %
Personal enhancers (DCM)a, %   87.50 % (17.68)   94.45 % (7.85))
Occupational disruptiveness (NPI-NH) 6 2.67 (1.61) 7 3.00 (1.49)
  1. athe percentage of personal enhancers is calculated using the following formula:
  2. ((Personally enhancing interactions + 2(Highly personally enhancing interactions)) / (2(Highly personally detracting interactions) + Personally detracting interactions + Personally enhancing interactions + 2(Personally enhancing interactions))) * 100