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Table 2 Inclusion criteria

From: Exploring psychosocial interventions for people with dementia that enhance personhood and relate to legacy- an integrative review

Inclusion criteria Rationale
Literature published since 1990 Initial scoping indicated that some interventions had relevant literature from the 1990s. Accepting literature from 1990 onwards ensures that key empirical and theoretical evidence on relevant interventions are not missed.
Intervention(s) must be psychosocial in nature i.e., as according to the Oxford English Dictionary definition of psychosocial: “Of or relating to the interrelation of social factors and individual thought and behaviour” (OED, 2015). The review is focused on psychosocial intervention(s) for people with dementia
Intervention(s) must be non-pharmacological The review is not concerned with drug-related interventions and therefore focuses on non-pharmacological intervention(s) only
Intervention(s) must have the potential to enhance personhood and enable the person to leave a legacy Personhood and legacy factors are major foci of this review.
Intervention(s) must be designed for human adults with dementia The review is concerned with relevant psychosocial intervention(s) that are used on adults with dementia. For the purposes of this review, dementia is understood in accordance with the definition present on Alzheimer’s Society’s (2015) website: “a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language”.
Describes the results of empirical and theoretical research studies This review is concerned with identifying, appraising, and synthesising best available evidence. As such empirical studies are deemed the strongest source of evidence-base. Theoretical studies are also included if evidence was deemed relevant.
Consults evidence from grey literature Initial scoping suggested that some psychosocial interventions used for people with dementia have not have been theoretically and/or empirically investigated. Therefore, grey literature provides the best insight into these particular interventions. For the purposes of this review, grey literature is understood to be literature that has not formally been published in sources such as books or journal articles (as advised in the Cochrane Handbook, 2011)
English language Budgetary constraints have meant that only English texts can be reviewed, to save on translation costs
An exclusively Western focus The findings of this review will contribute to recommendations for health and social care practice and future research avenues. These will be made with Western settings in mind.